bulker

[ buhl-ker ]
/ ˈbʌl kər /

Nautical Informal.

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Origin of bulker

First recorded in 1875–80; bulk1 + -er1

Definition for bulker (2 of 2)

Origin of bulk

1
1400–50; late Middle English bolke heap, cargo, hold < Old Norse bulki cargo, ship's hold

synonym study for bulk

1. See size1.

pronunciation note for bulk

Bulk and bulge most often are pronounced with the vowel [uh] /ʌ/ of buck. In South Midland and Southern U.S. the [oo] /ʊ/ of book and bull commonly occurs among all speakers. Standard British speech has only [uh] /ʌ/. Both types exist in British regional speech, and both were brought to the colonies, where each came to predominate in a different area and was carried west by migration.
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British Dictionary definitions for bulker

bulk
/ (bʌlk) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for bulk

C15: from Old Norse bulki cargo

usage for bulk

The use of a plural noun after bulk was formerly considered incorrect, but is now acceptable
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Idioms and Phrases with bulker

bulk

see in bulk.

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