verb (used with object)
- to provide fuel for (a vessel).
- to convey (bulk cargo except grain) from a vessel to an adjacent storehouse.
- bunk bed,
- bunker buster,
- bunker hill,
- bunker hill, battle of,
- bunker oil,
- bunker, archie
Origin of bunker
Examples from the Web for bunker
Whatever the reason, Burton was committed enough to leave tiny Bunker Hill to seek out her beau.
Bunker, along with his brothers Herbert and Lamar, started buying silver in 1970, when it was $1.94 an ounce.
You feel like you need to bunker up, hide away, and arm yourself.David Oyelowo on Playing Martin Luther King Jr., Ebola Fears, and Race in Hollywood|Marlow Stern|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The bunker, so crucial during the final years of the Cold War in the Baltic, was only declassified in 2003.The Secret Soviet Power Bunker—in Latvia, a Hiding Place for the Elite|Brandon Presser|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hunkered down in a bunker, she, Mellie, and Fitz argue over what details about their relationship they want to make public.Kerry Washington’s Favorite ‘Scandal’ Season 3 Moments|Kerry Washington|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bunker rowed the boat half way across the lake, and tied it to one of the trees that grew on a little island.Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Camp Rest-A-While|Laura Lee Hope
The rest of the family, except Bunker Blue, sat up rather late, talking over the events of the past few days.
Bunker Blue was busy, also, and so was Uncle Tad, helping to get ready for the trip.
Well, here comes Bunker, and I guess he's ready to take you for a ride.Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue and Their Shetland Pony|Laura Lee Hope
This number was stationed at Cambridge, and some of them may have been at Bunker Hill.Woodstock|Clarence Winthrop Bowen
- to drive (the ball) into a bunker
- (passive)to have one's ball trapped in a bunker
- to fuel (a ship)
- to transfer (cargo) from a ship to a storehouse
Word Origin for bunker
1758, originally Scottish, "seat, bench," of uncertain origin, possibly a variant of banker "bench" (1670s; see bank (n.2)); possibly from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Swedish bunke "boards used to protect the cargo of a ship"). Of golf courses, first recorded 1824, from extended sense "earthen seat" (1805); meaning "dug-out fortification" probably is from World War I.