bucket handle

adjective

Medical Definition of bucket handle

: being an injury of internal body tissue that resembles the shape of the curved handle of a bucket a bucket handle meniscal tear [=a tear of the rim of the meniscus of the knee in which a portion of cartilage is displaced into the center of the joint] a bucket handle intestinal avulsion [=separation of a section of the intestine from the mesentery accompanied by loss of blood supply] a bucket handle fracture [=a fracture at the end of a long bone in the region of the metaphysis that occurs especially from a direct blow]

Learn More about bucket handle

Cite this Entry

“Bucket handle.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bucket%20handle. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

Comments on bucket handle

What made you want to look up bucket handle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!