An old, neglected vehicle, usually a car, a freighter, or a truck.(noun)
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Use "rustbucket" in a sentence
"My ailing rustbucket of a ship had been out of juice on the fringes."
"The scale of such smuggling was revealed last June when a rustbucket called the Golden Venture was beached off New York; 10 immigrants drowned as they tried to reach shore."
"He cursed the crew of the ship up and down for “ruining his retirement” and kept going on and on about how he could be “laying in a hammock drinking rum” instead of being “trapped on this goddamn rustbucket.”"