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plung·er

 (plŭn′jər)
n.
1. One who plunges or dives.
2. A device consisting of a rubber suction cup attached to the end of a stick, used to unclog drains and pipes. Also called plumber's helper.
3. A part of a machine, tool, or device that operates wtih a thrusting or plunging movement, such as a piston.

plunger

(ˈplʌndʒə)
n
1. (Tools) a rubber suction cup fixed to the end of a rod, used to clear blocked drains
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a device or part of a machine that has a plunging or thrusting motion; piston
3. informal a reckless gambler

plung•er

(ˈplʌn dʒər)

n.
1. a pistonlike reciprocating part moving within the cylinder of a pump or hydraulic device.
2. a device consisting of a handle with a rubber suction cup at one end, used as a force pump to free clogged drains and toilet traps.
3. a person or thing that plunges.
4. a reckless bettor or speculator.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plunger - someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gainsplunger - someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains
adventurer, venturer - a person who enjoys taking risks
gambler - a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events
hedger - someone who counterbalances one transaction (as a bet) against another in order to protect against loss
operator - a speculator who trades aggressively on stock or commodity markets
scalper - someone who buys something and resells it at a price far above the initial cost; "he got theater tickets through a scalper"
venture capitalist - a speculator who makes money available for innovative projects (especially in high technology)
2.plunger - someone who dives (into water)
swimmer - a trained athlete who participates in swimming meets; "he was an Olympic swimmer"
3.plunger - hand tool consisting of a stick with a rubber suction cup at one end; used to clean clogged drains
hand tool - a tool used with workers' hands
4.plunger - mechanical device that has a plunging or thrusting motion
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
piston ring - seal consisting of a split metal ring that seals the gap between a piston and the cylinder wall
piston rod - connecting rod that moves or is moved by a piston
reciprocating engine - an internal-combustion engine in which the crankshaft is turned by pistons moving up and down in cylinders
Translations
آلة لتَنْظيف المَجاري بِتَنْظيف الأنابيب
plunžr
svupper
drullusokkur
plunžer

plunger

[ˈplʌndʒəʳ] N (Tech) → émbolo m; (for clearing drain) → desatascador m

plunger

[ˈplʌndʒər] n (for blocked sink)(débouchoir m à) ventouse f

plunger

n
(= piston)Tauchkolben m
(for clearing drain) → Sauger m
(= speculator)Spekulant(in) m(f)

plunger

[ˈplʌndʒəʳ] n (for clearing drain) → sturalavandini m inv

plunge

(plandʒ) verb
1. to throw oneself down (into deep water etc); to dive. He plunged into the river.
2. to push (something) violently or suddenly into. He plunged a knife into the meat.
noun
an act of plunging; a dive. He took a plunge into the pool.
ˈplunger noun
an instrument for clearing blocked pipes etc by suction.
take the plunge
to (decide to) start doing something new or difficult.

plunger

n (of a syringe) émbolo
References in classic literature ?
The former sighs from time to time as the oil plunger rises and falls half an inch.
Even for those that know nothing about plumbing, plungers are extremely easy to use and can quickly fix a clog in your sink, tub or shower.
2 Dischsrge Pressure: 70 Bar 3 Pump Type: Reciprocating Plunger Pump 4 Connections: 1-1/2 X 1 Bsp 5 Pump Speed: 375 Rpm 6 Motor: 10 Hp 1440 Rpm Tefc 7 Accessories: Base Plate, V-Belt, Pulleys And Prv 8 Moc: Crane Case Cylinder Body: Ci Connecting Rod: Sg Iron Replaceable Gm Bushing For Gudgeon Pin Crank Shaft: Alloy Steel Cylinder Liners, Valve Seats : Ss304 Plungers, Springs Make: High Pressure Plunger Pump Suitable For High Pressure Washing Plant
Pass the Plunger Plungers are not just for toilets.
Results from the study (Table 1) showed that elastomer plungers exposed to steam autoclave ran more effectively on the filling line compared to gamma irradiated plungers with respect to both sorting and tracking on the filling lines.
Szlaczky, RPh, PharmD, performed comparative contamination level tests of 60ml BD syringe plungers with PhaSeal CSTD versus the 60ml EQUASHIELD[sup.
The plungers of the AcidLine syringes, ranging from 1 - 10ml (long stroke) and 500 micro litres (short stroke), are made of chemically inert and mechanically resistant polymer material.
Medical polymers now must face rigorous sterilization treatments in service, especially elastomers used for closures like plungers (also called "pistons" and "stoppers") for prefillable syringe systems, reports Tibor Hlobik of PFS Technologies (West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
For the plungers and barrels in one series of syringes, the company uses polycarbonate as a durable alternative to polyolefins; for two other series, Plast-Tech molds these components out of cyclic olefin polymer and copolymer, respectively, as shatter-resistant alternatives to glass.
The diameters of small injection plungers range from 4.
Heavy-duty, retractable plungers allow the door to release from the opening upon impact to avoid damage and downtime.
SHREWSBURY - After watching dozens of plungers cannonball into the 36-degree waters of Lake Quinsigamond yesterday afternoon at the 11th annual Passion Plunge, which raises money for Special Olympics, Russell Toedt of Worcester decided to try a different approach.