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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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If the police department can't make a decision on it themselves, and it's going to get passed to somebody else, is it not just passing the buck all the time?
Mr Parlon said: "There is an element of passing the buck when a tragedy like this happens so we should clarify that situation.
She had checked with all the agencies Julienne had suggested about getting a wheelchair ramp, but they all turned her down, passing the buck.
L'Dera should stop passing the buck and use it to clean the bathrooms himself.
Care home bosses last night accused North-East council chiefs of passing the buck over the killing of a pensioner by a fellow resident at an old people's home.
The Goodies have to battle to get a flight and the Baddies have to stop them while Passing The Buck.
BELEAGUERED Education Minister Sam Galbraith last night tried to dodge the fury over Scotland's exam fiasco by passing the buck to a troubleshooter.
That's the way it always is among LAUSD's bungling bureaucrats who have spent their careers ensconced in a culture of lying and passing the buck.
Until he can sink seven free throws out of 10 without blinking; until he becomes a student of defense; until he has the good sense not to pose with a rap star for the cover of a sports magazine; as long as his name graces more albums than NBA title rosters, O'Neal shouldn't even think about passing the buck.
Blaming the movies, TV, gun dealers and hunting is just simply passing the buck.
By passing the buck and placing physicians at financial risk, HMOs have rewarded themselves and punished doctors for practicing medicine.