n.1.A basket in which clothes are carried to the wash.
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Add a collection of gentle odours, such as would arise from a thousand mildewed umbrellas, wet through, and a thousand buck-baskets, full of half-washed linen - and there is the prison, as it was that day.
When I directed a production of The Merry Wives of Windsor, we were all quite certain that building a buck-basket big enough to hold our Falstaff and carry him offstage was doomed.
The two examples I give in my opening paragraph illustrate the problems: Is the buck-basket a prop or stage furniture?