rust bucket


noun Slang.
an old, run-down freighter, especially one whose hull is covered with rust.

1940–45; rust + bucket Unabridged
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rust bucket
1.  slang something that is run-down or dilapidated, esp a very badly rusted car
2.  informal run-down or dilapidated: rustbucket factories

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Main Entry:  rust bucket
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  any transport that is old and very rusty, esp. a ship's 21st Century Lexicon
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