n.1.A basket in which clothes are carried to the wash.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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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.
To account for Mistress Page's knowledge of the 'transfer of assets' (by which he means Falstaff's conveyance in a buck-basket) he posits that Anne Page's endowment is from her maternal grandfather.
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.