a beam held by stays to the exterior of a masonry wall, as that of a furnace or boiler, to keep the adjacent areas of the wall from being forced outward.
buck stops here, the I’ll take full responsibility, as in You needn’t call my boss; the buck stops here. This saying gained fame as a sign on the desk of President Harry S. Truman. It alludes to another expression that means the opposite, pass the buck [ Mid-1900s ]
an artificial fly made of hairs of or like those of the tail of a deer. Historical Examples In The Ranks R. E. McBride How to Tie Flies E. C. Gregg The Coming of Coal Robert W. Bruere Woodcraft and Camping George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
a projecting tooth, especially an upper front tooth. noun (pl) -teeth (derogatory) a projecting upper front tooth n. buck’toothed’ (-tōōtht’) adj.
any of several, sometimes thorny trees or shrubs belonging to the genus Rhamnus, especially R. frangula, the bark of which is used in medicine. Compare buckthorn family. a tree or shrub belonging to the genus Bumelia, of the sapodilla family, especially B. lycioides, a thorny tree having elliptic leaves and large clusters of white flowers, […]