What does bunker mean?

Definitions for bunker
ˈbʌŋ kərbunker

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bunker, sand trap, trapnoun

    a hazard on a golf course

  2. bunkernoun

    a large container for storing fuel

    "the ship's bunkers were full of coal"

  3. bunker, dugoutverb

    a fortification of earth; mostly or entirely below ground

  4. bunkerverb

    hit a golf ball into a bunker

  5. bunkerverb

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

  6. bunkerverb

    transfer cargo from a ship to a warehouse


  1. bunkernoun

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

  2. bunkernoun

    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. bunkernoun

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

  4. bunkernoun

    A sand-filled hollow on a golf course.

  5. bunkernoun

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

  6. bunkerverb

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

  7. bunkerverb

    To hit a golfball into a bunker.

  8. bunkerverb

    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. Bunkernoun

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

  2. Bunkernoun

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


  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bunker

    For stowing coal in steamers. Cellular spaces on each side which deliver the coal to the engine-room.--Wing-bunkers below the decks, cutting off the angular side-spaces of the hold, and hatched over, are usually filled with sand, holy-stones, brooms, junk-blocks, &c., saving stowage.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bunker in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bunker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of bunker in a Sentence

  1. Keegan Bradley:

    I just hit a terrible shot, i hadn’t hit a really bad shot all week and you just can’t hit it there, obviously, but you can’t hit it right of the flag. And I just came out of it a little bit, it got gobbled up by the wind. If it goes another yard it might have been in that bunker, but it was a bummer.

  2. Colin Montgomerie:

    The best shot I hit, probably one of the best shots of my life, was the fourth out of the bunker, away from the hole, no one in the field would have got the first ball out of there, it was buried in the face of the bunker. The second one fell into a footprint and my footprint is deeper than most... and I hit a great shot to get it out.

  3. Scott Pilkington and Paul Dean:

    Shipowners are left facing double jeopardy and competing demands for payment for the same supplies of bunkers from both insolvent OW Bunker and from physical suppliers, owners and operators who have not settled OW Bunker's claims will now face renewed action by ING Bank.

  4. Jordan Spieth:

    I was deciding whether to go over( the bunker) or short of it and instead I took the club that was right in-between and tried to throw it up in the air to get it close to the bunker, it was just trying to make up for the hole before.

  5. Researcher Ray Boston in 2008:

    It was right under bunker number six that the iceberg tore the biggest hole in the Titanic.

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