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Buck

(bŭk),
Gordon, U.S. surgeon, 1807-1877. See: Buck extension, Buck fascia, Buck traction.

buck

Regional drug slang
To shoot someone in the head.

buck

1. adult male goat. Unlikely to be kept for any purpose other than an active breeding life, and then only at a distance.
2. breeding male of most small, wild ruminant species, including roe, fallow, muntjac and Chinese water deer. In larger deer species is called bull.
3. the violent actions performed by a horse attempting to dislodge a rider. In rodeo contests steers and bulls may also be engaged in riding-bucking contests with human riders.
References in classic literature ?
In another moment the twang of the cord was heard, a white streak was seen glancing into the bushes, and the wounded buck plunged from the cover, to the very feet of his hidden enemy.
Why, Buck, they might have scalped us all, you've been so slow in coming.
Does he think that our buck are like his fat Waingunga bullocks?
Supper being over, the redoubtable Shee-wee-she-ouaiter, for such was the simple name by which he announced himself, declared his intention of keeping company with the party for a day or two, if they had no objection; and by way of backing his self-invitation, presented the carcass of the buck as an earnest of his hunting abilities.
At the same instant that she heard this unexpected report, the buck sprang from the snow to a great height in the air, and directly a second discharge, similar in sound to the first, followed, when the animal came to the earth, failing head long and rolling over on the crust with its own velocity.
Yet upon a night there was a dispute between two bucks--a grazing-quarrel such as ye now settle with the horns and the fore-feet--and it is said that as the two spoke together before the First of the First of the Tigers lying among the flowers, a buck pushed him with his horns, and the First of the Tigers forgot that he was the master and judge of the Jungle, and, leaping upon that buck, broke his neck.
Ye see that buck," I said, pointing the animal out to the party before me.
Behind the graceful buck came another which the deer could neither see nor scent, but whose movements were apparent to Tarzan of the Apes because of the elevated position of the ape-man's ambush.
An' not unlikely, my brave laddy buck," Haggin growled.
But Barney, taken by surprise, arched his back in the first buck he had ever made.
Because, my child," replied the Buck, "my temper is so uncertain that if I permit one of those noisy creatures to come into my presence I am likely to forget myself and do him an injury.
Crawling carefully through the vegetation, making use of such trees and bushes as afforded shelter, I came at last almost within easy range of my quarry, when the antlered head of the buck went suddenly into the air, and then, as though in accordance with a prearranged signal, the whole band moved slowly off, farther inland.