An open, round container with a handle is a bucket. You might take a bucket and shovel to the beach for making sand castles.

Buckets are usually made of metal or plastic, and are typically used to carry liquids. A dairy farmer might catch milk in a metal bucket, announcing at the end of the morning, "I got six buckets of milk!" The expression "to kick the bucket" means to die — this particular meaning might stem from the French buquet, "balance," a beam that was used for hanging slaughtered animals.

Definitions of bucket

n a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top

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a wooden bucket
dinner bucket, dinner pail
a pail in which a workman carries his lunch or dinner
dredging bucket
a bucket for lifting material from a channel or riverbed
an iron bucket used for hoisting in wells or mining
slop jar, slop pail
a large pail used to receive waste water from a washbasin or chamber pot
wine bucket, wine cooler
a bucket of ice used to chill a bottle of wine
clamshell, grapple
a dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam
Type of:
an object used as a container (especially for liquids)

n the quantity contained in a bucket

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the quantity that a container will hold

v put into a bucket

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lay, place, pose, position, put, set
put into a certain place or abstract location

v carry in a bucket

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carry, transport
move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body

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