Definitions for bunkerˈbʌŋ kər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bun•kerˈbʌŋ kər(n.)

  1. a large bin or receptacle; a fixed chest or box:

    a coal bunker.

  2. a partially underground chamber, often of reinforced concrete, built as a bomb shelter or as part of a fortification.

    Category: Fortification

  3. Golf. any obstacle, as a sand trap or mound of dirt, constituting a hazard.

    Category: Sport

  4. (v.t.)to provide fuel for (a vessel).

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  5. (adj.)characterized by or given to desperate or extreme measures to avoid defeat:

    a bunker mentality.

Origin of bunker:

1750–60; earlier bonkar (Scots) chest, serving also as a seat

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bunker, sand trap, trap(noun)

    a hazard on a golf course

  2. bunker(noun)

    a large container for storing fuel

    "the ship's bunkers were full of coal"

  3. bunker, dugout(verb)

    a fortification of earth; mostly or entirely below ground

  4. bunker(verb)

    hit a golf ball into a bunker

  5. bunker(verb)

    fill (a ship's bunker) with coal or oil

  6. bunker(verb)

    transfer cargo from a ship to a warehouse

Wiktionary

  1. bunker(Noun)

    A hardened shelter, often buried partly or fully underground, designed to protect the inhabitants from falling bombs or other attacks.

  2. bunker(Noun)

    A large container or bin for storing coal, often built outside in the yard of a house. Now rare, as different types of fuels and energy sources are being used.

  3. bunker(Noun)

    A container for storing coal or fuel oil for a ship's engine.

  4. bunker(Noun)

    A sand-filled hollow on a golf course.

  5. bunker(Noun)

    An obstacle used to block an opposing player's view and field of fire.

  6. bunker(Verb)

    To load a vessel with oil or coal for the engine.

  7. bunker(Verb)

    To hit a golfball into a bunker.

  8. bunker(Verb)

    To fire constantly at a hiding opponent, preventing them from firing at other players and trapping them behind the barrier. This can also refer to eliminating an opponent behind cover by rushing the position and firing at extremely close range as the player becomes exposed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bunker(noun)

    a sort of chest or box, as in a window, the lid of which serves for a seat

  2. Bunker(noun)

    a large bin or similar receptacle; as, a coal bunker

Freebase

  1. Bunker

    A bunker is a defensive military fortification designed to protect the inhabitants from falling bombs or other attacks. Bunkers are mostly below ground, compared to blockhouses which are mostly above ground. They were used extensively in World War I, World War II, and the Cold War for weapons facilities, command and control centers, and storage facilities. Bunkers can also be used as protection from tornadoes. Trench bunkers are small concrete structures, partly dug into the ground. Many artillery installations, especially for coastal artillery, have historically been protected by extensive bunker systems. Typical industrial bunkers include mining sites, food storage areas, dumps for materials, data storage, and sometimes living quarters. When a house is purpose-built with a bunker, the normal location is a reinforced below-ground bathroom with fibre-reinforced plastic shells. Bunkers deflect the blast wave from nearby explosions to prevent ear and internal injuries to people sheltering in the bunker. Nuclear bunkers must also cope with the underpressure that lasts for several seconds after the shock wave passes, and block radiation. A bunker's doors must be at least as strong as the walls. In bunkers inhabited for prolonged periods, large amounts of ventilation or air conditioning must be provided. Bunkers can be destroyed with powerful explosives and bunkerbusting warheads. The crew of a pillbox can be killed with flamethrowers.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

bunker(noun)

a hollow containing sand on a golf course.

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