buck, noun2

Origin:
Afrikaans, EnglishShow more Translation of Afrikaans bok the body of a cart or wagon; or transferred use of English dialect buck, in the same sense.
obs.
1. buck-rail.
1875 P. in A.M.L. Robinson Sel. Articles from Cape Monthly Mag. (1978) 186We dismounted the buck, and by the aid of our newly acquired friends we soon ran the heavy frame-work across the river.
1879 R.J. Atcherley Trip to Boërland 83The damage done to the waggon was serious:..the ‘buck,’ or overlapping grating, was broken off and the dissel-boom was split in two.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 93The side-rails of the wagon, which help to give compactness to the load, are known as the ‘buck’ of the wagon.
2. buck-wagon.
1919 J.Y. Gibson in S. Afr. Jrnl of Science July 3Substituting the buck for the kap-tent, the men engaged in the carrying trade, leaving their families at home.
1919 Dunell, Ebden & Co.’s Price List Aug. 35Buck beams, Colonial Hickory, Rough, per cube 18/0.
buck-rail.
buck-wagon.
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