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  1. A male deer, antelope, sheep, goat, rabbit, hare, and sometimes the male of other animals such as the ferret and shad.
  2. (US) An uncastrated sheep, a ram.
  3. A young buck; an adventurous, impetuous, dashing, or high-spirited young man.
  4. (Britain, obsolete) A fop or dandy.
  5. (derogatory) A black or Native American man.
  6. (US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, informal) A dollar (one hundred cents).
  7. (South Africa, informal) A rand (currency unit).
  8. (by extension, Australia, South Africa, US, informal) Money
  9. (US, slang) One hundred.
  10. (dated) An object of various types, placed on a table to indicate turn or status; such as a brass object, placed in rotation on a US Navy wardroom dining table to indicate which officer is to be served first, or an item passed around a poker table indicating the dealer or placed in the pot to remind the winner of some privilege or obligation when his or her turn to deal next comes.
  11. (US, in certain metaphors or phrases) Blame; responsibility; scapegoating; finger-pointing.
  12. (Britain, dialect) The body of a post mill, particularly in East Anglia. See Wikipedia:Windmill machinery.
  13. (finance, jargon) One million dollars.
  14. (informal) A euro
  15. A frame on which firewood is sawed; a sawhorse; a sawbuck.
  16. A wood or metal frame used by automotive customizers and restorers to assist in the shaping of sheet metal bodywork. See Street Rodder "Making a Wood Buck".
  17. (African American Vernacular, dated, dance) Synonym of buck dance
  1. (intransitive) To copulate, as bucks and does.
  1. (intransitive) To bend; buckle.
  2. (intransitive, of a horse or similar saddle or pack animal) To leap upward arching its back, coming down with head low and forelegs stiff, forcefully kicking its hind legs upward, often in an attempt to dislodge or throw a rider or pack.
  3. (transitive, of a horse or similar saddle or pack animal) To throw (a rider or pack) by bucking.
  4. (transitive, military) To subject to a mode of punishment which consists of tying the wrists together, passing the arms over the bent knees, and putting a stick across the arms and in the angle formed by the knees.
  5. (intransitive, by extension) To resist obstinately; oppose or object strongly.
  6. (intransitive, by extension) To move or operate in a sharp, jerking, or uneven manner.
  7. (transitive, by extension) To overcome or shed (e.g., an impediment or expectation), in pursuit of a goal; to force a way through despite (an obstacle); to resist or proceed against.
  8. (riveting) To press a reinforcing device (bucking bar) against (the force of a rivet) in order to absorb vibration and increase expansion. See Wikipedia: Rivet:Installation.
  9. (forestry) To saw a felled tree into shorter lengths, as for firewood.
  10. (electronics) To output a voltage that is lower than the input voltage. See Wikipedia: Buck converter
  1. (Scotland) The beech tree.
  1. Lye or suds in which cloth is soaked in the operation of bleaching, or in which clothes are washed.
  2. The cloth or clothes soaked or washed.
  1. To soak, steep or boil in lye or suds, as part of the bleaching process.
  2. To wash (clothes) in lye or suds, or, in later usage, by beating them on stones in running water.
  3. (mining) To break up or pulverize, as ores.
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