- a member of the Church of the Brethren, a denomination of Christians founded in Germany in 1708 and later reorganized in the U.S., characterized by the practice of trine immersion, the celebration of a love feast accompanying the Lord's Supper, and opposition to the taking of oaths and to military service.
Also Dun·kard [duhng-kerd] /ˈdʌŋ kərd/, Tunker.
Origin of Dunker
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It has no tower or spire, but it is known as the Dunker Church.Following the Flag
Charles Carleton Coffin
Windham must be off scouting in that Dunker outfit, and might by good luck get himself hung, only he was too clever.
Once or twice he thought he recognized a face he had seen across the road by the Dunker church.
Arriving nearly opposite the Dunker church, it swept out over the cornfields.
From Mummas house it was less than half a mile across the open field to the Dunker church.
- a member of the German Baptist Brethren
C18: from German Tunker ducker
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