rust bucket
noun Date: 1945 an old and dilapidated ship

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rust bucket — noun (informal) A badly rusted car • • • Main Entry: ↑rust …   Useful english dictionary

  • rust bucket — n. a naval destroyer; any ship. (Military.) □ I’m anxious to get off this old rust bucket. □ Why don’t I ever get assigned to a new ship? It’s always some crummy rust bucket! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • rust bucket — /ˈrʌst bʌkət/ (say rust bukuht) noun Colloquial a motor vehicle (or ship) which is rusted to the point of being unroadworthy (or unseaworthy): *the vessel, which has been branded a costly rust bucket, has formally restored a defence capability… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Rust bucket — badly rusted motor vehicle …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • rust bucket — Australian Slang badly rusted motor vehicle …   English dialects glossary

  • rust-bucket — n an old dilapidated or shoddily manufac tured car. The term was earlier applied to ships and aeroplanes …   Contemporary slang

  • rust bucket — noun informal, often humorous a vehicle or ship which is old and badly rusted …   English new terms dictionary

  • rust-bucket — Noun. A dilapidated rusty old car, or vehicle …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • rust bucket — A colloquial term for a badly corroded car …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • bucket — See headlight bucket rust bucket shim under bucket …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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