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.
Types and uses
There are many types of buckets;
- A water bucket is used to carry water
- Household and garden buckets are often used 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 sometimes known by the Latin for bucket, situla
- Large scoops or buckets are attached to loaders and telehandlers for agricultural and earthmoving purposes
- Crusher buckets attached to excavators are used for crushing and recycling material in the Construction Industry
- A lunch box is often called a lunch pail, or a lunch bucket.
- Buckets can be reused as seats, tool caddies, hydroponic gardens, chamberpots, "street" drums, or livestock feeders
- Buckets are often used as a children's toys to shape and carry sand on a beach or in a sandpit
Roman bronze situla from Germany, 2nd-3rd century
A wooden bucket
German 19th century leather fire-buckets. With wood, leather was the most common material for buckets before modern times
A man carrying two buckets
A young lady carrying a bucket, drawing by German artist Heinrich Zille.
An excavator bucket.
Plastic yellow bucket
A metal bucket.
- Kick the bucket: a euphemism for someone's death.
- Drop the bucket on: which refers to implicating a person.
- A drop in the bucket: which means a small, inadequate amount when is given in terms of how much is requested or asked.
- Bucket list: a list of activities one wishes to undertake before death.
- Bobrinski Bucket
- Pail (container)
- There's a Hole in My Bucket
- First Data Bucket; This term is used for the english word month. ie bucket one means month one, bucket two month two and so on.
- "Bucket". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 23 August 2013.
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- Soroka, W. Illustrated Glossary of Packaging Terminology (Second ed.). Institute of Packaging Professionals.
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