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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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Translations
آلة لتَنْظيف المَجاري بِتَنْظيف الأنابيب
plunžr
svupper
drullusokkur
plunžer

plunger

[ˈplʌndʒəʳ] N (Tech) → émbolo m; (for clearing drain) → desatascador m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

plunger

[ˈplʌndʒər] n (for blocked sink)(débouchoir m à) ventouse f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

plunger

n
(= piston)Tauchkolben m
(for clearing drain) → Sauger m
(= speculator)Spekulant(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

plunger

[ˈplʌndʒəʳ] n (for clearing drain) → sturalavandini m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

plunger

n (of a syringe) émbolo
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
The former sighs from time to time as the oil plunger rises and falls half an inch.
Plunger systems are typically made from halobutyl rubber-based elastomers and can be coated with a fluoropolymer film, such as FluroTec[R] barrier film used by West Pharmaceutical.
7 -- J W Winco, a supplier of standard industrial machine components, has launched series GN 608.5 Stainless Steel Indexing Plungers with Plate Mount, non lock-out type, in metric sizes.
Hitmaker Lewis Capaldi - who used to dub himself Lewis "Crapaldi" on Twitter - says he is set to sell toilet PLUNGERS.
Further information on the new indexing plungers available from FDB Panel Fittings can be found at www.fdbonline.co.uk/collections/misc/indexing-plunger.
Conventional pre-filled syringe systems use silicone to help provide a seal and to act as a lubricant between the barrel and the plunger. However, silicone can impact drug stability for some highly complex and sensitive biologics.
Conventional plungers for pre-filled glass syringes are designed to work with lubricated barrels where silicone often acts as the lubricant between plunger and syringe during drug administration and provides a seal between plunger and syringe.
Castool has developed a tough and thermally conductive steel, Con-Duct, specifically for plunger tip applications, and a high-wear and high-temper resistant steel, Tuff-Temper for shot sleeves and inserts.
Flores-Deter was at least one plunger registered who has participated in every polar dip, according to Schneider.
As for the first problem, there is a check valve at the front of the screw, where it transitions to the plunger, but the valve is actually the same design used in Md Plastics' Mini-Shut shutoff nozzles rather than its nonreturn valves.
Use the Flipper II with a plunger, or try NAP's simple Centerest Flipper for easy left/right adjustability without the spring-loaded tuning flexibility of a plunger.