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bunker ‎(plural bunkers)

  1. (military) A hardened shelter, often buried partly or fully underground, designed to protect the inhabitants from falling bombs or other attacks.
  2. (Britain) 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.
  3. (nautical) A container for storing coal or fuel oil for a ship's engine. [Also, by extension] the quantity of fuel needed to replenish that container.
  4. (golf) A sand-filled hollow on a golf course.
  5. (paintball) An obstacle used to block an opposing player's view and field of fire.
  6. (Scotland) A sort of chest or box, as in a window, the lid of which serves for a seat.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jamieson to this entry?)
  7. (Britain, slang) One who bunks off; a truant from school.


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bunker ‎(third-person singular simple present bunkers, present participle bunkering, simple past and past participle bunkered)

  1. (nautical) To load a vessel with oil or coal for the engine.
  2. (golf) To hit a golf ball into a bunker.
  3. (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.


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From German Bunker


bunker m ‎(plural bunkers)

  1. (golf) bunker
  2. (military) bunker

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  • IPA(key): /bǔnker/
  • Hyphenation: bun‧ker


bùnker m ‎(Cyrillic spelling бу̀нкер)

  1. bunker (hardened shelter)
  2. bunker (container for storing coal or fuel oil for a ship's engine)