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bucket

noun [C] uk   /ˈbʌk.ɪt/ us  
B1 a container with an open top and a handle, often used for carrying liquids: Armed with a bucket and a mop, I started washing the floor. UK I took my two-year-old nephew down to the beach with his bucket and spade.
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in Korean 양동이…
in Arabic سَطْل…
in French seau…
in Turkish kova, bakraç…
in Italian secchio…
in Chinese (Traditional) (有把手的)桶…
in Russian ведро…
in Polish wiadro…
in Spanish cubo…
in Portuguese balde…
in German der Eimer…
in Catalan galleda…
in Japanese バケツ…
in Chinese (Simplified) (有提梁的)桶…
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