Definition of Plunger

1. Noun. Someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains.

Exact synonyms: Speculator
Generic synonyms: Adventurer, Venturer, Gambler
Specialized synonyms: Hedger, Operator, Scalper, Venture Capitalist
Derivative terms: Speculate



2. Noun. Someone who dives (into water).
Exact synonyms: Diver
Generic synonyms: Swimmer
Derivative terms: Dive, Plunge, Plunge

3. Noun. Hand tool consisting of a stick with a rubber suction cup at one end; used to clean clogged drains.
Exact synonyms: Plumber's Helper
Generic synonyms: Hand Tool
Derivative terms: Plunge, Plunge

4. Noun. Mechanical device that has a plunging or thrusting motion.
Exact synonyms: Piston
Generic synonyms: Mechanical Device
Terms within: Piston Ring, Piston Rod
Group relationships: Reciprocating Engine
Derivative terms: Plunge

Definition of Plunger

1. n. One who, or that which, plunges; a diver.

Definition of Plunger

1. Noun. A device that is used to remove blockages from a toilet or sink by suction. ¹

2. Noun. The internal piece of a syringe that pushes out or pulls in any contents. ¹

3. Noun. The remote sliding activator of an explosive device. ¹

4. Noun. The part of a cafetière that is pushed down to remove grounds from coffee. ¹

5. Noun. One who plunges. ¹

6. Noun. Device similar to piston but without mechanism. ¹

7. Noun. (context: pinball) The spring-loaded assembly that propels the ball onto the table. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Plunger

1. one that plunges [n -S] - See also: plunges

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plunger

plunderable
plunderage
plundered
plunderer
plunderers
plunderfish
plunderfishes
plundering
plunderous
plunders
plunge
plunge bra
plunge waterfall
plunge waterfalls
plunged
plunger (current term)
plunger mute
plungerlike
plungers
plunges
plunging
plungingly
plungings
plunk
plunk down
plunk for
plunked
plunker
plunkers
plunket

Literary usage of Plunger

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Ore Dressing by Robert Hallowell Richards (1903)
"The table shows that the plunger area in no case is less than three-fourths of the ... In Mills 9 and 86 the plunger is slightly larger than the sieve. ..."

2. Ore Dressing by Robert Hallowell Richards (1906)
"The table shows that the plunger area in no case is less than three-fourths of the ... In Mills 9 and 86 the plunger is slightly larger than the sieve. ..."

3. Ore Dressing by Robert Hallowell Richards (1906)
"The table shows that the plunger area in no case is less than three-fourths of the ... In Mills 9 and 86 the plunger is slightly larger than the sieve. ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The " stroke " is thus necessarily equal to the height traversed by the cage, with some surplus to keep the plunger steady within its guiding-pipe. ..."

5. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by Nathan Clarke Johnson, George Albert Hool (1920)
"Hydraulic plunger Type.—The principal field for the plunger elevator today is for sidewalk ash hoists, where existing water pressure is available and the ..."

6. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1899)
"THE plunger elevator as a lift, or freight elevator, is well known. ... Recent experience, however, seems to indicate that the plunger elevator is a ..."

7. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The " stroke " is thus necessarily equal to the height traversed by the cage, with some surplus to keep the plunger steady within its guiding-pipe. ..."

8. Hydraulic Elevators: Their Design, Construction, Operation, Care and Management by William Baxter (1910)
"The plunger works in a cylinder sunk into the earth to a depth somewhat greater than the rise of the elevator, ^'hen water is forced into the ..."

9. Ore Dressing by Robert Hallowell Richards (1903)
"The table shows that the plunger area in no case is less than three-fourths of the ... In Mills 9 and 86 the plunger is slightly larger than the sieve. ..."

10. Ore Dressing by Robert Hallowell Richards (1906)
"The table shows that the plunger area in no case is less than three-fourths of the ... In Mills 9 and 86 the plunger is slightly larger than the sieve. ..."

11. Ore Dressing by Robert Hallowell Richards (1906)
"The table shows that the plunger area in no case is less than three-fourths of the ... In Mills 9 and 86 the plunger is slightly larger than the sieve. ..."

12. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The " stroke " is thus necessarily equal to the height traversed by the cage, with some surplus to keep the plunger steady within its guiding-pipe. ..."

13. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by Nathan Clarke Johnson, George Albert Hool (1920)
"Hydraulic plunger Type.—The principal field for the plunger elevator today is for sidewalk ash hoists, where existing water pressure is available and the ..."

14. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1899)
"THE plunger elevator as a lift, or freight elevator, is well known. ... Recent experience, however, seems to indicate that the plunger elevator is a ..."

15. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The " stroke " is thus necessarily equal to the height traversed by the cage, with some surplus to keep the plunger steady within its guiding-pipe. ..."

16. Hydraulic Elevators: Their Design, Construction, Operation, Care and Management by William Baxter (1910)
"The plunger works in a cylinder sunk into the earth to a depth somewhat greater than the rise of the elevator, ^'hen water is forced into the ..."

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