Buck"ing, n.

1.

The act or process of soaking or boiling cloth in an alkaline liquid in the operation of bleaching; also, the liquid used.

Tomlinson.

2.

A washing.

3.

The process of breaking up or pulverizing ores.

Bucking iron Mining, a broad-faced hammer, used in bucking or breaking up ores. -- Bucking kier Manuf., a large circular boiler, or kier, used in bleaching. -- Bucking stool, a washing block.

 

© Webster 1913.

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