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 (plŭngk) also plonk (plŏngk, plŭngk)
v. plunked, plunk·ing, plunks also plonked or plonk·ing or plonks
1. To throw or place heavily or abruptly: plunked the money down on the counter.
2. To strum or pluck (a stringed instrument).
1. To drop or fall abruptly or heavily; plump: plunked onto the couch with a sigh of relief.
2. To emit a hollow twanging sound.
1. Informal A heavy blow or stroke.
2. A short hollow twanging sound.
adv. Informal
1. With a short hollow thud.
2. Exactly; precisely: The dart landed plunk in the center of the target.


plunk′er n.
plunk′y adj.
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1. (Games, other than specified) games Scot a large marble
2. (Music, other) censorious someone who plays a musical instrument
3. (Currencies) slang US a dollar
4. (Angling) angling US someone who angles or fishes casually
5. (Angling) angling US a type of fishing bait
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Noun1.plunker - (baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly
hitting, striking, hit - the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
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Questions related to creative ideation were also included based on the Runco Ideation Behavior Scales (RIBS; Runco, Plunker, & Lim, 2001).
The brother-in-law is a superb recording engineer who can make the worst croaker and stringed instrument plunker sound like music made in heaven.
Joy Bickley Asher, RN, RM, PhD, is a researcher with the Royal New Zealand Plunker Society.
Elwood Plunker, crawled a few feet closer from his lookout position in the copse.
"The CMDP plays a major role in shaping NAVSUP's future by providing a means to develop well-rounded and talented employees to fill our key managerial positions," noted Barry PlunkeR, SES, CEAB chair and NAVSUP legal counsel.
On a number of occasions during this war Plunker also commanded detached Corps whereby, particularly in July 1762, he gained much honour when, due to his strategic position on the hills near Humdorf in Bohemia, he prevented the Prussian General Kleist from any further advances.
"I went to the main council at the gathering for the first time since 1992 this year," said Barry "Plunker" Adams, a 55-year-old migrant ranch hand and one of the three Rainbows charged this year for gathering without a permit.
The Ball Road Taranaki Plunker team won the working together award for its swimming programmes for children in rural Patea, Waverley and Ball Road.
Its area office destroyed, three clinics destroyed (Lyttteton, Sumner and Redcliffs) and another unusable (Woolston), Plunker was hit hard by the February 22 earthquake.
NZNO organisers Laura Thomas and Barbara Crozier were the advocates for the negotiations, supported by Plunket nurse Pauline Smith, community Karitane nurse Karyn Sullivan, kaiawhina Teri Ransfield and administration team leader Wendy Barry, all from Auckland, Plunker nurse Joy Bowra-Dean, Matron, Plunketline staffer Jo MacRae, Wellington and Plunket nurse Gait Sefton, Christchurch.
The three-piece band, composed of "a cello goblin, bass plunker and a drums-tumbler" - or cello, bass and drums to the uninitiated - is little more than a year old.
Front row (from left): Jo McRae, Plunker; Marianne Lock, Anglesea Accident and Medical Clinic; and Gill Lough Family Planning.