Meaning of BUNKER in English


I. ˈbəŋ-kər noun

Etymology: Scots bonker chest, box

Date: 1839

1. : a bin or compartment for storage ; especially : one on shipboard for the ship's fuel


a. : a protective embankment or dugout ; especially : a fortified chamber mostly below ground often built of reinforced concrete and provided with embrasures

b. : a sand trap or embankment constituting a hazard on a golf course

• bun·kered -kərd adjective

II. verb

( bun·kered ; bun·ker·ing -k(ə-)riŋ)

Date: 1891

intransitive verb

: to fill a ship's bunker with coal or oil

transitive verb

1. : to place or store in a bunker

2. : to hit (a golf ball or shot) into a bunker

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.