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bunker

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noun bun·ker \ˈbəŋ-kər\

Simple Definition of bunker

  • : a strong building that is mostly below ground and that is used to keep soldiers, weapons, etc., safe from attacks

  • golf : an area on a golf course that is filled with sand

  • : a container for holding coal, oil, etc., on a ship or outside a house

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bunker

  1. 1 :  a bin or compartment for storage; especially :  one on shipboard for the ship's fuel

  2. 2 a :  a protective embankment or dugout; especially :  a fortified chamber mostly below ground often built of reinforced concrete and provided with embrasures b :  a sand trap or embankment constituting a hazard on a golf course

bunkered play \-kərd\ adjective

Examples of bunker in a sentence

  1. The ammunition is stored in concrete bunkers.



Origin of bunker

Scots bonker chest, box


First Known Use: 1839


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bunker

verb bun·ker

Simple Definition of bunker

  • golf : to hit (a golf ball) into a bunker

  • : to place or store (coal, oil, etc.) in a bunker

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bunker

bunkeredbunkering play \-k(ə-)riŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to fill a ship's bunker with coal or oil

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to place or store in a bunker

  5. 2 :  to hit (a golf ball or shot) into a bunker

Examples of bunker in a sentence

  1. She bunkered her tee shot.

  2. They bunkered just enough coal to get them to the port.



1891

First Known Use of bunker

1891


Bunker

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biographical name Bun·ker \ˈbəŋ-kər\

Definition of Bunker

  1. Ellsworth 1894–1984 Am. diplomat






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