A bucket is typically a watertight, vertical cylinder or truncated cone or square, with an open top and a flat bottom, attached to a semicircular carrying handle called the bail.
A number of bucket types exist and are used for a variety of purposes. Though most of these are functional purposes, a number, including those constructed from precious metals, are used for ceremonial purposes.
Common types of bucket and their adjoining purposes include:
1. Water buckets used to carry water
2.Household and garden buckets used for carrying liquids and granular
3.Elaborate ceremonial or ritual buckets constructed of bronze, ivory or other materials, found in several ancient or medieval cultures, sometimes known by the Latin for bucket, situla
4.Large scoops or buckets attached to loaders and telehandlers for landscaping agricultural and purposes
5.Crusher buckets attached to excavators used for crushing and recycling material in the construction industry
6.Buckets shaped like castles often used as children's toys to shape and carry sand on a beach or in a sandpit