To kick the bucket
Bucket Buck"et, n. [OE. boket; cf. AS. buc pitcher, or Corn. buket tub.] 1. A vessel for drawing up water from a well, or for catching, holding, or carrying water, sap, or other liquids. [1913 Webster]

The old oaken bucket, the iron-bound bucket, The moss-covered bucket, which hung in the well. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

2. A vessel (as a tub or scoop) for hoisting and conveying coal, ore, grain, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mach.) One of the receptacles on the rim of a water wheel into which the water rushes, causing the wheel to revolve; also, a float of a paddle wheel. [1913 Webster]

4. The valved piston of a lifting pump. [1913 Webster]

5. (Mach.) one of vanes on the rotor of a turbine. [PJC]

6. (Mach.) a {bucketfull}. [PJC]

{Fire bucket}, a bucket for carrying water to put out fires.

{To kick the bucket}, to die. [Low] [1913 Webster]


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  • To kick the bucket — Kick Kick (k[i^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kicked} (k[i^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Kicking}.] [W. cicio, fr. cic foot.] 1. To strike, thrust, or hit violently with the foot; as, a horse kicks a groom; a man kicks a dog. [1913 Webster] He [Frederick the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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