Meaning of “bucket” in the English Dictionary

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"bucket" in British English

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bucketnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbʌk.ɪt/ us /ˈbʌk.ɪt/

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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  • We walked along the beach collecting small crabs in a bucket.
  • I filled the bucket with water.
  • I put a bucket underneath to catch the overflow from the water tank.
  • He scooped the sand into a bucket with his hands.
  • Water slopped out of the bucket as he carried it up the stairs.

(Definition of “bucket” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bucket" in American English

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bucketnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbʌk·ɪt/

a container with an open top and a handle, or the amount such a container will hold:

a bucket of water

(Definition of “bucket” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)