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Bucking iron

Bucking \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.

  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.

Usage examples of "bucking iron".

But it takes two men to rivet--one to run the gun and one on the bucking iron.