Definition of rust bucket in English:

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rust bucket

noun

informal
A car, ship, or other vehicle which is old and badly rusted: this famous rust bucket, the good ship Cubbie, last dropped anchor in 1945 [as modifier]: an old rust-bucket Pontiac drew up at the Imperial Motel
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  • A rust bucket cab whisked me through raucous, claustrophobic, and grungy urban streets which the noon sun's warmth and light never graced.
  • Conditions on the ship, itself little more than a rust bucket, were very bad.
  • She got into her aging rust bucket and drove home without turning the heater on.

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