bunker

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bunker \Bun"ker\, noun [Scot. bunker, bunkart, a bench, or low chest, serving for a seat. Cf. {Bunk}, {Bank}, {Bench}.]

1. A sort of chest or box, as in a window, the lid of which serves for a seat. [Scot.] --Jamieson.

2. A large bin or similar receptacle; as, a coal bunker.

3. A small sand hole or pit, as on a golf course. [Scot.] --Sir W. Scott. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

4. (Golf) Hence, any rough hazardous ground on the links; also, an artificial hazard with built-up faces. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

5. (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 bunker may be completely underground with no direct access to the surface. [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bunker \Bun"ker\, verb (used with an object) (Golf) To drive (the ball) into a bunker. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

bunker

noun

1: a hazard on a golf course [syn: {bunker}, {sand trap}, {trap}]

2: a large container for storing fuel; "the ship's bunkers were full of coal"

3: a fortification of earth; mostly or entirely below ground [syn: {bunker}, {dugout}]

verb

1: hit a golf ball into a bunker

2: fill (a ship's bunker) with coal or oil

3: transfer cargo from a ship to a warehouse


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