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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]
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She said: "The politicians should stop trying to pass the buck and the SQA management should do likewise.
He tried to pass the buck for his red card when the fault was his and his alone.
For many months, the governor and his surrogates have lashed out at generators, federal regulators and utilities, playing a high-stakes game of pass the buck.
Labour health spokeswoman Liz McManus told the all- party Oireachtas Health Committee ministers must not pass the buck.
This is one case where we're more than happy to pass the buck.
But a commander who launches an attack and fails because of faulty intelligence can't then turn around and try and pass the buck.