verb (used with object)
- to provide fuel for (a vessel).
- to convey (bulk cargo except grain) from a vessel to an adjacent storehouse.
Origin of bunker
Examples from the Web for bunkering
Historical Examples of bunkering
The gradients between the tee and the hole should be made use of in bunkering.
The bunkering is something of a patchwork, in which the theories of two opposite schools have been blended.The Golf Courses of the British Isles
The size and contour of the putting green and the bunkering should depend upon the character and length of the hole.
The difficult problem of course was the blacklist and bunkering agreement, but I think we are by that.The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume II
Burton J. Hendrick
Current bunkering controls require licensing both by the Bank of Greece and the customs authorities.East-West Trade Trends
Harold E. Stassen
- 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.