American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A bin or tank especially for fuel storage, as on a ship.
- n. Fuel, such as coal or fuel oil, used especially in ships. Often used in the plural.
- n. An underground fortification, often with a concrete projection above ground level for observation or gun emplacements.
- n. Sports A sand trap serving as an obstacle on a golf course.
- v. To store or place (fuel) in a bunker.
- v. Sports To hit (a golf ball) into a bunker.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bench or sort of chest that serves for a seat.
- n. A sort of fixed chest or box; a large bin or receptacle: as, a coal-bunker (which see).
- n. In the game of golf, a sand-hole anywhere on the grounds.
- n. A menhaden.
- n. plural The coal carried in bunkers for consumption on board ship. See coal-bunker.
- Nautical, to load (coal) into a steamer's bunkers for its own use as distinguished from loading it as cargo.
- In golf, to place (a ball) in play in a difficult position, from which it must be played out; to strike (a ball) into a bunker: said also of the player whose ball is so placed.
- n. military A hardened shelter, often buried partly or fully underground, designed to protect the inhabitants from falling bombs or other attacks.
- n. UK 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.
- n. nautical A container for storing coal or fuel oil for a ship's engine.
- n. golf A sand-filled hollow on a golf course.
- n. paintball An obstacle used to block an opposing player's view and field of fire.
- n. Scotland A sort of chest or box, as in a window, the lid of which serves for a seat.
- v. nautical To load a vessel with oil or coal for the engine.
- v. golf To hit a golfball into a bunker.
- v. 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Scot. A sort of chest or box, as in a window, the lid of which serves for a seat.
- n. A large bin or similar receptacle.
- n. Scot. A small sand hole or pit, as on a golf course.
- n. (Golf) Hence, any rough hazardous ground on the links; also, an artificial hazard with built-up faces.
- n. (Mil.) A fortified position dug into the ground, especially one which is closed on top and has protective walls and roof, e. g. of reinforced concrete. For defending positions it usually has windows to view the surrounding terrain, but as a safe location for planning operations or storage, a
bunkermay be completely underground with no direct access to the surface.
- v. (Golf) To drive (the ball) into a bunker.
- n. a hazard on a golf course
- v. fill (a ship's bunker) with coal or oil
- n. a fortification of earth; mostly or entirely below ground
- v. hit a golf ball into a bunker
- v. transfer cargo from a ship to a warehouse
- n. a large container for storing fuel
- Scots bonker, chest, perhaps of Scandinavian origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Home for her, then as now, was the town-within-a-town of the Bunker Hill Projects, a brick maze of boxy welfare apartments whose architects had taken the word bunker to heart.”
“And I think, by now, just about everyone in the United States and around the world has heard the term bunker busters.”
“For some reason or another, the platoon less than twenty men at that time, when they fell back in the company area, what we call the bunker, they went to the right, as you look westward toward the sea.”
“CNN's Nic Robertson reports two large explosions were heard that sounded like what he described as bunker buster type bombs and a third explosion he says only in the past few minutes has been heard as well.”
“The Israeli military now confirming to CNN that Israeli airstrikes right now have targeted and actually hit what they describe as a bunker which they suspect include some high-ranking members of Hezbollah.”
“A number of RPG gunners established in what we call bunker systems.”
“A number of RPG gunners established what we call bunker systems.”
“Designed by the creative folks at RB Arkitektur as a German bunker from the Second World War, Villa UH1 is actually a minimalist home with contemporary accents.”
“The bunker is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, but requires advanced reservations.”
“Of course the Bush bunker is going to attack McClellen.”
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