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  • n. A tool for opening barrels by removing the bung.


Compound of bung + starter. (Wiktionary)


  • Ferian was heading back toward the bar, carrying a heavy bungstarter.

    Conan The Unconquered

  • Malone edged back against the bar, feeling behind him for a bottle or maybe a bungstarter.


  • But he had not yet learned to estimate these cool, languid, Southwestern knights of the bungstarter, who had the manners of an Earl of Pawtucket, and who, when they disapproved of your presence, moved you with the silence and despatch of a chess automaton advancing a pawn.

    Heart of the West [Annotated]


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