bunkered

adjective
bun·​kered | \ ˈbəŋ-kərd How to pronounce bunkered (audio) \

Definition of bunkered

: 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, "Green Berets Brace for Islamic State Offensive in Afghanistan," 15 May 2018 For the most part, Afghan troops remain bunkered in their checkpoints, rather than patrolling to keep Islamic State off balance. Michael M. Phillips, WSJ, "Green Berets Brace for Islamic State Offensive in Afghanistan," 15 May 2018 The challenging, heavily bunkered track is arguably the toughest on the Open rotation, particularly when the wind blows. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, "Birkdale and beyond: the greatest golf links in the world," 17 July 2017

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First Known Use of bunkered

1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Bunkered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bunkered. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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