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1a roughly cylindrical open container, typically made of metal or plastic, with a handle, used to hold and carry liquids or other material. the contents of a bucket or the amount it can contain:she emptied a bucket of water over them
) informal large quantities of liquid, typically rain or tears:I wept buckets
Basketball informal a basket. a compartment on the outer edge of a waterwheel. the scoop of a dredger or grain elevator. a scoop attached to the front of a loader, digger, or tractor. 2 Computing a unit of data that can be transferred from secondary storage in a single operation.
verb (buckets, bucketed, bucketing) [no object]
, it is bucketing
, etc.) informal rain heavily:it was still bucketing down
2 [with adverbial of direction] (of a vehicle) move quickly and jerkily:the car came bucketing out of a side road