Definition of Bunker

1. Noun. A hazard on a golf course.

Exact synonyms: Sand Trap, Trap
Group relationships: Golf Course, Links Course
Generic synonyms: Hazard

2. Verb. Hit a golf ball into a bunker.
Generic synonyms: Hit

3. Noun. A large container for storing fuel. "The ship's bunkers were full of coal"
Generic synonyms: Container

4. Verb. Fill (a ship's bunker) with coal or oil.
Generic synonyms: Fuel

5. Noun. A fortification of earth; mostly or entirely below ground.
Exact synonyms: Dugout
Generic synonyms: Fortification, Munition
Specialized synonyms: Fox Hole, Foxhole, Funk Hole

6. Verb. Transfer cargo from a ship to a warehouse.
Generic synonyms: Shift, Transfer

Definition of Bunker

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

2. n. A small sand hole or pit, as on a golf course.

3. v. t. To drive (the ball) into a bunker.

Definition of Bunker

1. Noun. (military) A hardened shelter, often buried partly or fully underground, designed to protect the inhabitants from falling bombs or other attacks. ¹

2. Noun. (British) 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. ¹

3. Noun. (nautical) A container for storing coal or fuel oil for a ship's engine. ¹

4. Noun. (golf) A sand-filled hollow on a golf course. ¹

5. Noun. (paintball) An obstacle used to block an opposing player's view and field of fire. ¹

6. Verb. (nautical) To load a vessel with oil or coal for the engine. ¹

7. Verb. (golf) To hit a golfball into a bunker. ¹

8. Verb. (paintball) 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. ¹

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Definition of Bunker

1. to store in a large bin [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bunker

bunk bed
bunk beds
bunk down
bunk off
bunker (current term)
bunker mentality

Literary usage of Bunker

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1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1897)
"1718 by me George bunker Justice of peace Nathaniel Folger & Prisilla Chase ware maried in November y" 18: Richard Coffin & Ruth bunker wase maried in ..."

2. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"THE EVE OF bunker HILL [June 16, 1775] T WAS June on the face of the earth, ... And the night's first star outshone afar on the eve of bunker Hill. ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians, Stanley Mordaunt Leathes (1907)
"bunker Hill, too, has been lowered, and no longer commands the surrounding ... But so completely was the town dominated by bunker Hill that the occupation ..."

4. America, Historical, Statistic, and Descriptive by James Silk Buckingham (1841)
"bunker Hill.—Dimensions and Cost of the bunker Hill Obelisk. ... bunker Hill, the scene of the celebrated battle of June 17,1775, during the American ..."

5. The Great Speeches and Orations of Daniel Webster: With an Essay on Daniel by Daniel Webster, Edwin Percy Whipple (1914)
"Wherever they were repeated, they made the bunker Hill Monument a familiar thought with the people. Meantime, Boston and Charlestown had doubled their ..."

6. The Status of Efforts to Identify Persian Gulf War Syndrome edited by Christopher Shays (1999)
"bunker 73 Rocket Destruction. The recent comprehensive review of all information enabled us to determine that US troops—not Iraq—destroyed the rockets in ..."

7. The Part Taken by Women in American History by John A. Logan, Mary Simmerson Cunningham Logan (1912)
"bunker Hill Monument Association. To women the credit is due for the ... Among these should be mentioned the completion of the bunker Hill Monument. ..."

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