Bucket

A yellow bucket

A bucket, also called a pail, is typically a watertight, vertical cylinder or truncated cone, with an open top and a flat bottom, usually attached to a semicircular carrying handle called the bail. A pail can have an open top or can have a lid.

Buckets come in various sizes (e.g. 5, 10, 15 litres, 5, 10 US gallons) and materials (e.g. metal and polyethylene). The handle can be made of metal or plastic handle.

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Types and uses

There are many types of pails and buckets;

  • Household and garden uses are often for carrying liquids and granular products
  • Elaborate ceremonial or ritual buckets in bronze, ivory or other materials are found in several ancient or medieval cultures and are known by the Latin for bucket, situla.
  • Farm chemicals often come in pails and buckets and can be reused for many farm tasks
  • Large scoops or buckets are attached to Loader (equipment) and Telehandler for agricultural and earthmoving purposes.
  • Open headed and closed headed pails are used as shipping containers for chemicals and industrial products
  • A Lunch box is often called a lunch pail
  • Food containers

Bucket drumming is where a person drums on five gallon plastic buckets.[1]

Buckets can be recycled into items such as seats, tool caddies, hydroponic gardens, chamberpots, "street" drums, livestock feeders.

History

Building materials and solvents have been packaged in large metal pails, but in recent decades plastic buckets have been greatly favored. Plastic buckets have more uses due to the popularity of plastic for food products and the tendency of metal pails to rust.[1]


See also

References

  1. Earth Day 2008 article, Fredericksburg, VA, Free Lance-Star Newspaper[2]
  2. Warning[3]

External links

Articles on 5 gallon bucket as Americana


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  • bucket — n. pl. bucketfuls [buk′it] n. [ME boket < Anglo Fr buket, dim. of OE buc, pitcher, bulging vessel, orig., belly < IE * bhou , var. of base * bheu : see BIG] 1. a deep, round container with a flat bottom and a curved handle, used to hold or… …   English World dictionary

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  • Bucket — Buck et, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bucketed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bucketing}.] 1. To draw or lift in, or as if in, buckets; as, to bucket water. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. To pour over from a bucket; to drench. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. To ride (a horse)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bucket — (n.) mid 13c., from Anglo Norm. buquet bucket, pail, influenced by or dim. of O.E. buc pitcher, bulging vessel, originally belly (buckets were formerly of leather as well as wood), from P.Gmc. *bukaz, from PIE *bhou , variant of root *bheu to… …   Etymology dictionary

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