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plunger

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noun plung·er \ˈplən-jər\

Simple Definition of plunger

  • : a tool made of a stick with a rubber cup on the end that is used to clear a blocked pipe in a toilet or sink

  • : a part that moves up and down usually inside a tube or cylinder (such as a syringe) to push something out

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of plunger

  1. :  one that plunges: as a :  diver b :  a reckless gambler or speculator c (1) :  a sliding reciprocating piece driven by or against fluid pressure; especially :  piston (2) :  a piece with a motion like that of a ram or piston d :  a rubber suction cup on a handle used to free plumbing traps and waste outlets of obstructions

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First Known Use of plunger

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Rhymes with plunger


PLUNGER Defined for Kids

plunger

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noun plung·er \ˈplən-jər\

Definition of plunger for Students

  1. :  a part that moves up and down usually inside a tube or cylinder to push something out





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