Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which bunches; specifically, an attachment to a mower designed to collect the clover, grass, etc., as fast as it is cut, and to deliver it in regular lots called bunches. It consists of a series of steel bands trailing on the ground behind the cutter-bar, and a rear stop or gate composed of steel rods resembling a hay-rake. The grass, cut by the mower, falls on the buncher and is prevented from reaching the ground by the gate. When the buncher is full the gate is released by the operator, and the grass is delivered in a compact bundle called a bunch.
- n. A person who bunches.
- n. Something that bunches or causes to bunch.
- n. An illegitimate supplier of laboratory animals who obtains the animals by kidnapping pets or illegally trapping strays.
- n. military, RAF A ground-based radio transmitter, configured within a system to guide aircraft to their allocated airfields.
- From bunch + -er. (Wiktionary)
“Then our box would have to be at a certain "buncher" at a certain time.”
“Still, she couldn't help but fear the worst: that the kittens had been swept by a "buncher" an underground pet-gatherer who takes advantage of "free to a good home" animal giveaways and then passes the pets on to laboratories for animal testing.”
“Clearing with a feller buncher and getting the tops out for chips is the way to go.”
“They were saved from the chainsaw, feller buncher and D6 Dozer by the courts -- and now President Obama has moved to safeguard them permanently.”
“I know enough anyway to know when Pa ain't going to be no mark for a buncher questions, but it's got me going.”
“A stout, unstayed buncher filled a long-felt want by flinging open a window.”
“Her eyes drew out of the dusk, turned upon the small figure at her side: the little girl he had been fond of, her father's three years 'buncher.”
“Cally saw that the small three-years 'buncher, through politeness or otherwise, was speaking without reference to the truth.”
“And one sultry night in mid-July, the little buncher seemed able to talk of nothing but the astonishing suit Jem Noonan had just obtained at the One-Price Outfitting Company for the somewhat laughable sum of $7.90.”
“And in one of the pigeonholes there lay, sure enough, a note; not, indeed, from a mustached count with a neyeglass, but from one who perhaps seemed not less of the purple to the fevered little buncher.”
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