Meaning of BUNKER in English


I. bun ‧ ker 1 /ˈbʌŋkə $ -ər/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1800-1900 ; Language: Scottish English ; Origin: bunker 'seat with storage space inside' (18-19 centuries) , perhaps from bank 'long seat' (13-18 centuries) , from Old French banc ; ⇨ ↑ bank 1 (6) ]

1 . a strongly built shelter for soldiers, usually underground

2 . British English a large hole on a golf course filled with sand SYN sand trap American English

3 . a place where you store coal, especially on a ship or outside a house

II. bunker 2 BrE AmE verb [transitive] British English

to hit a golf ball into a bunker

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