Definition of bunker noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbʌŋkə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌŋkər//
    Buildings, Golf, Parts of boats and ships
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  1. 1a strongly built shelter for soldiers or guns, usually underground a concrete/underground/secret bunker See related entries: Buildings
  2. 2a container for storing coal, especially on a ship or outside a house a coal bunker See related entries: Parts of boats and ships
  3. 3(also especially North American English sand trap, trap) a small area filled with sand on a golf course He hit his second shot into a bunker. See related entries: Golf
  4. Word Originmid 16th cent. (originally Scots, denoting a seat or bench): perhaps related to bunk ‘narrow bed’.Extra examples She had a difficult job getting the ball out of the bunker. The war cabinet met in an underground bunker. In preparation for the worst, huge underground bunkers were built.
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