- The definition of bunker means an underground place of security, or a storage place for a ship's fuel, or a sand trap in golf.
- An example of a bunker is an underground bomb shelter.
- An example of a bunker is a fuel tank on a ship.
- An example of a bunker is a sand trap on a golf course.
- Bunker means to give fuel to a ship, or to hit a ball into a sand trap while playing golf.
- An example of bunker is to load fuel onto a ship.
- An example of bunker is something a beginning golfer might do.
A golfer trying to hit his ball out of a bunker.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- a large bin or tank, as for a ship's fuel
- an underground fortification of steel and concrete containing a bomb shelter, weapon emplacement, etc., that is often part of a system
- a sand trap or other barren area serving as a hazard on a golf course
Origin: Scottish ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- to supply (a ship) with fuel
- Golf to hit (a ball) into a bunker
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- a. A bin or tank especially for fuel storage, as on a ship.b. Fuel, such as coal or fuel oil, used especially in ships. Often used in the plural.
- An underground fortification, often with a concrete projection above ground level for observation or gun emplacements.
- Sports A sand trap serving as an obstacle on a golf course.
- To store or place (fuel) in a bunker.
- Sports To hit (a golf ball) into a bunker.
Origin: Scots bonker, chest, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.
- bunˈker adjective