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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
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