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rustbucket

[ruhst-buhk-it] /ˈrʌstˌbʌk ɪt/
noun, Slang.
1.
an old, run-down freighter, especially one whose hull is covered with rust.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; rust + bucket
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British Dictionary definitions for rust bucket

rust bucket

noun
1.
(slang) something that is run-down or dilapidated, esp a very badly rusted car
adjective
2.
(informal) run-down or dilapidated: rustbucket factories
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Contemporary definitions for rust bucket
noun

any transport that is old and very rusty, esp. a ship

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Slang definitions & phrases for rust bucket

rust bucket

modifier

: the recent grounding in New York of a rust-bucket freighter

noun phrase
  1. An old worn vessel (WWII Navy)
  2. An old car •Originally Australian: Has your old rust bucket driven its last mile? (1969+)

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