Buck \Buck\ (b[u^]k), n. [OE. buk, bucke, AS. bucca, bua,
he-goat; akin to D. bok, OHG. pocch, G. bock, Ir. boc, W.
bwch, Corn. byk; cf. Zend b[=u]za, Skr. bukka. [root]256. Cf.
1. The male of deer, especially fallow deer and antelopes, or
of goats, sheep, hares, and rabbits.
Note: A male fallow deer is called a fawn in his first year;
a pricket in his second; a sorel in his third; a sore
in his fourth; a buck of the first head in his fifth;
and a great buck in his sixth. The female of the fallow
deer is termed a doe. The male of the red deer is
termed a stag or hart and not a buck, and the female is
called a hind. --Brande & C.
2. A gay, dashing young fellow; a fop; a dandy.
The leading bucks of the day. --Thackeray.
3. A male Indian or ##censored##. [Colloq. U.S.]
Note: The word buck is much used in composition for the names
of antelopes; as, bush buck, spring buck.
1. (Mil.) To subject to a mode of punishment which consists
in tying the wrists together, passing the arms over the
bent knees, and putting a stick across the arms and in the
angle formed by the knees.
2. To throw by bucking. See Buck, v. i., 2.
The brute that he was riding had nearly bucked him
out of the saddle. --W. E.