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

Wiktionary

  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.

Wikipedia

  1. Bunker

    A bunker is a defensive military fortification designed to protect people and valued materials from falling bombs, artillery, or other attacks. Bunkers are almost always underground, in contrast 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 fiber-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 door 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 bunker-busting warheads.

ChatGPT

  1. bunker

    A bunker is a hardened structure, often built underground or partially underground, that serves as a protective shelter designed to protect people or valuable items from attacks, disasters, or extreme weather events. It might be used in the context of military defense where soldiers prepare or take cover, or in civilian context as survival shelter during natural calamities or nuclear wars. It can also refer to a sand trap on a golf course.

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

Wikidata

  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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BUNKER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bunker is ranked #4679 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bunker surname appeared 7,581 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Bunker.

    93.1% or 7,064 total occurrences were White.
    2.4% or 185 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 127 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.2% or 94 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.8% or 67 total occurrences were Black.
    0.5% or 44 total occurrences were Asian.

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Numerology

  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. Reece Bonham:

    I'm not building a bunker yet, but we definitely have to stay vigilant.

  2. Kellyanne Conway:

    I find it petty and partisan and completely unhelpful to the American population to have a former vice president, who was here for eight years, in his bunker in Wilmington just lobbing criticisms, reading from prepared notes and not that well.

  3. 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.

  4. Doug Thornell:

    Not every single executive would've done it. There are very recent examples of executives who would've essentially climbed into a bunker and not answer every question.

  5. British Open:

    There are bunkers everywhere and strategy off the tee is very important, you need to drive the ball well this week. You can't play this course from the bunkers so that means being conservative in some areas and in other areas flying a bunker and accepting being in the rough.

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