bun·​kered ˈbəŋ-kərd How to pronounce bunkered (audio)
: having a bunker or multiple bunkers
a heavily bunkered golf course [=a golf course with many bunkers]
: protected by a bunker or bunkers
a bunkered command post

Examples of bunkered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the most part, Afghan troops remain bunkered in their checkpoints, rather than patrolling to keep Islamic State off balance. Michael M. Phillips, WSJ, 15 May 2018 The challenging, heavily bunkered track is arguably the toughest on the Open rotation, particularly when the wind blows. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, 17 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bunkered was in 1907

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“Bunkered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bunkered. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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