1 historical A basket or tub for carrying dung, earth, etc.; (in later use) especially either of a pair of these, hung from the sides of the packsaddle of a horse or other animal, and often made with a hinged bottom by which the contents may be emptied out.
After the 18th century, chiefly with reference to use in the south-west of England, Wales, and Ireland, especially from areas in which the terrain or condition of the roads made transporting dung and other heavy loads by cart impractical.
2British dialect A cart used for carrying dung, earth, etc.; (in later use) especially a heavy cart, typically drawn by three horses, and with a tilting body from which the contents can be tipped out. Compare dung putt .
Late Middle English. From dung + pot.