Definition of plunger
: one that plunges: such asa : diverb : a reckless gambler or speculatorc (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 pistond : a rubber suction cup on a handle used to free plumbing traps and waste outlets of obstructions
Recent Examples of plunger from the Web
CLEVELAND – Stipe Miocic’s reward for becoming top dog in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s biggest and baddest division was to be handed a mop and a plunger and ordered to swab floors and unblock a toilet.
Photos of the various means used to get the kitten out were posted on Facebook, including a fierce looking machine that looks like a big plunger.
Cimber dreamed up their characters, heightened stereotypes all - housewives wielding brooms and plungers, New Orleans voodoo queens, slutty cheerleaders, sexpot Russian communists.
In a hurricane, those waves can come in quick, short bursts as powerful thunderstorms around the storm’s eye wall swish air up and down like a plunger in a toilet bowl.
Ayana Resort & Spa As the largest property on the whole island, Ayana has an appropriately enormous number of pools (12, not counting private plungers aside all villas), but a couple stand out in particular.
The M-44 device is triggered when a canid (i.e. coyote or wild dog) tugs on the baited capsule holder, releasing the plunger and ejecting sodium cyanide powder into the animal’s mouth.
In the midst of all this expectation, after people for miles around had been evacuated, the plunger was pushed and the country watched as pieces of Ripple Rock flew into the air in a giant plume of water.
But when imaginative force summons humping dogs, stalking dragons, a high-kicking Mao, and a singing toilet plunger, who can complain?
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First Known Use of plunger
PLUNGER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of plunger for English Language Learners
: 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
PLUNGER Defined for Kids
Definition of plunger for Students
: a part that moves up and down usually inside a tube or cylinder to push something out
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