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BUCK, noun Lye in which clothes are soaked in the operation of bleaching; the liquor in which clothes are washed.

1. The cloth or clothes soaked or washed in lye.

BUCK, verb transitive [Latin imbuo, for imbuco or imbugo, to steep, tinge, imbue.] To soak or steep in lye, a process in bleaching; to wash or steep in lye or suds.

BUCK, noun The male of the fallow deer, of the goat, the sheep, the rabbit and hare. It is applied only to the smaller quadrupeds.

BUCK, verb intransitive To copulate as bucks and does.

BUCK'-BASKET,noun [buck and basket.] A basket in which clothes are carried to the wash.