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buck

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1. 
a. the male of various animals including the goat, hare, kangaroo, rabbit, and reindeer
b. (as modifier): a buck antelope
2. South African an antelope or deer of either sex

buck

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1. US, Canadian, and Austral informal a dollar
2. South African informal a rand

buck

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1. Gymnastics a type of vaulting horse
2. US and Canadian a stand for timber during sawing

buck

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Poker a marker in the jackpot to remind the winner of some obligation when his turn comes to deal

Buck

Pearl S(ydenstricker). 1892--1973, US novelist, noted particularly for her novel of Chinese life The Good Earth (1931): Nobel prize for literature 1938

buck

[bək]
(building construction)
The frame into which the finished door fits.
(mining engineering)
To break up or pulverize ore samples.
A large quartz reef in which there is little or no accessory minerals such as gold. Also known as buck quartz; bull quartz.
(vertebrate zoology)
A male deer.

buck

1. A door buck.
2. A sawhorse.

Buck

after murder of his master, leads wolf pack. [Am. Lit.: The Call of the Wild]
See: Dogs

Buck

clever and temerarious dog perseveres in the Klondike. [Am. Lit.: Call of the Wild]
References in classic literature ?
There he checked, for he heard the yell of the Pack hunting, heard the bellow of a hunted Sambhur, and the snort as the buck turned at bay.
Ye know how ye brought me up to an untried buck to make my weakness known.
The black, with the aid of his master, threw the buck across the baggage and entering the vehicle themselves, the Judge invited the hunter to do so likewise.
I will just get the shot extracted, and bring you up to-night a quarter of the buck for the Christmas dinner.
The man sprang for his throat, but Buck was too quick for him.
Dazed, suffering intolerable pain from throat and tongue, with the life half throttled out of him, Buck attempted to face his tormentors.
More tormentors, Buck decided, for they were evil-looking creatures, ragged and unkempt; and he stormed and raged at them through the bars.
For two days and nights this express car was dragged along at the tail of shrieking locomotives; and for two days and nights Buck neither ate nor drank.
That was the man, Buck divined, the next tormentor, and he hurled himself savagely against the bars.
And Buck was truly a red-eyed devil, as he drew himself together for the spring, hair bristling, mouth foaming, a mad glitter in his blood-shot eyes.
Buck described a complete circle in the air, and half of another, then crashed to the ground on his head and chest.
The man struck the shrewd blow he had purposely withheld for so long, and Buck crumpled up and went down, knocked utterly senseless.