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Meaning of PLUNGER

Pronunciation:  'plunjur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  mechanical device that has a plunging or thrusting motion
  2. [n]  hand tool consisting of a stick with a rubber suction cup at one end; used to clean clogged drains
  3. [n]  someone who dives (into water)
  4. [n]  someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains
 

PLUNGER is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: diver, piston, plumber's helper, speculator
 
 See Also: adventurer, gambler, hand tool, hedger, mechanical device, operator, piston ring, piston rod, reciprocating engine, scalper, swimmer, venture capitalist, venturer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Plun"ger\, n.
1. One who, or that which, plunges; a diver.

2. A long solid cylinder, used, instead of a piston or
   bucket, as a forcer in pumps.

3. One who bets heavily and recklessly on a race; a reckless
   speculator. [Cant]

4. (Pottery) A boiler in which clay is beaten by a wheel to a
   creamy consistence. --Knight.

5. (Gun.) The firing pin of a breechloader.

{Plunger bucket}, a piston, without a valve, in a pump.

{Plunger pole}, the pump rod of a pumping engine.

{Plunger pump}, a pump, as for water, having a plunger,
   instead of a piston, to act upon the water. It may be
   single-acting or double-acting

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adventurer, betting ring, bettor, big operator, boneshaker, cardshark, cardsharp, cardsharper, compulsive gambler, crap shooter, deep-sea diver, diver, free diver, frogman, gambler, gamester, gunslinger, hazarder, jumper, lame duck, margin purchaser, operator, parachute jumper, pearl diver, petty gambler, piker, player, punter, scalper, scuba diver, sharp, sharper, sharpie, skin diver, sky diver, smart operator, snorkel diver, speculator, sport, sporting man, sportsman, stag, tinhorn, tipster, tout, venturer, wagerer
 

 

 

 

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