brain bucket


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brain bucket

Pathology
A 5-litre formalin-filled container in which the brain is semisuspended for fixation.
 
Sports medicine
A popular term for any helmet used in sport.
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Beto continues this cycle and breathes life into something that's been done to death: the convergence of skating, mortality, and that bony brain bucket on our shoulders.
Also, cyclists: Remember to wear your brain bucket.
SKID lid, brain bucket, skull shell, noggin wrapper.