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Meaning of PLUNGER

Pronunciation:  'plunjur

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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
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