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bunker

noun bun·ker \ ˈbəŋ-kər \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of bunker

1 :a bin or compartment for storage; especially :one on shipboard for the ship's fuel
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 \ˈbəŋ-kərd\ adjective

Examples of bunker in a Sentence

  1. The ammunition is stored in concrete bunkers.

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Origin and Etymology of bunker

Scots bonker chest, box


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bunker

verb

Definition of bunker

bunkered; bunkering play \-k(ə-)riŋ\
intransitive verb
:to fill a ship's bunker with coal or oil
transitive verb
1 :to place or store in a bunker
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.

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First Known Use of bunker

1886


Bunker

biographical name Bun·ker \ ˈbəŋ-kər \

Definition of Bunker

Ellsworth 1894–1984 American diplomat


BUNKER Defined for English Language Learners

bunker

noun

Definition of bunker for English Language Learners

  • : 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


bunker

verb

Definition of bunker for English Language Learners

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

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


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