What does bunker mean?

Definitions for bunker
ˈbʌŋ kərbunker

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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


  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


  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. John Kirby:

    I don't think we're at the stage right now that if we pull out of the INF Treaty, you've got to go sort of build a bunker in your backyard, i don't think we're at that stage at all.

  2. Frank Harzheim:

    Along with our processors, our key selling points are the Swiss brand and the physical safety of this bunker.

  3. Anonymous:

    Is my friend in the bunker or is the bastard on the green

  4. Ariya Jutanugarn:

    Some holes I really have to hit like two-iron off the tee or three-iron because the fairway is pretty narrow and you don't want to put yourself in the bunker.

  5. Teddy Goff:

    It wasn't as if we all kind of retreated into a bunker to drown our sorrows or anything like that, in the midst of that day, discovering that we were really rebuilding a list virtually from scratch, it was a realization that there was going to be a tough road ahead.

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