The last exhibitor was old Anchorite, a faithful performer in harness for sixteen years, but a twenty-year-old bucker.
The genuine article, the real Western bucker, is quite another matter.
I'm open to bet there isn't a bucker in Australia can get rid of him in a quarter of an hour.
As a matter of fact, he became detached rather early in the game, having been accidentally given a bucker.
He was bound to go that way sooner or later, but you're not going to ride a bucker, and you're not a gunfighter.
The workmen seated before it, break the pieces of mixed ore, called bowse in Derbyshire, with the bucker.
One of the ponies was a bucker, and threw his rider over his head into a mesquite-bush.
A bucker is a bent piece of wood by which slaughtered sheep are hung up by their expanded hind legs, before being cut out.
He took with him four horses and thus quaintly describes a new cure for a hopeless "bucker."
The saddle was double-cinched, and when Orlick tightened the flank girth the animal revolved, kicking in a circle like a bucker.
"male deer," c.1300, earlier "male goat;" from Old English bucca "male goat," from Proto-Germanic *bukkon (cf. Old Saxon buck, Middle Dutch boc, Dutch bok, Old High German boc, German Bock, Old Norse bokkr), perhaps from a PIE root *bhugo (cf. Avestan buza "buck, goat," Armenian buc "lamb"), but some speculate that it is from a lost pre-Germanic language. Barnhart says Old English buc "male deer," listed in some sources, is a "ghost word or scribal error."
Meaning "dollar" is 1856, American English, perhaps an abbreviation of buckskin, a unit of trade among Indians and Europeans in frontier days, attested in this sense from 1748. Pass the buck is first recorded in the literal sense 1865, American English:
The 'buck' is any inanimate object, usually knife or pencil, which is thrown into a jack pot and temporarily taken by the winner of the pot. Whenever the deal reaches the holder of the 'buck', a new jack pot must be made. [J.W. Keller, "Draw Poker," 1887]Perhaps originally especially a buck-handled knife. The figurative sense of "shift responsibility" is first recorded 1912. Buck private is recorded by 1870s, of uncertain signification.
"sawhorse," 1817, American English, apparently from Dutch bok "trestle."
1848, apparently with a sense of "jump like a buck," from buck (n.1). Related: Bucked; bucking. Buck up "cheer up" is from 1844.
[all senses ultimately fr buck, ''male animal, usually horned''; the semantics are complex: for example, the first sense is said to be fr the fact that a buck deer's skin was more valuable than a female's skin; the other senses have most to do with male behavior of a butting and strutting sort]