bunker

Definitions

  • not 'less Ye Say 'bunker Hill.'' 155
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bunker hit a golf ball into a bunker
    • v bunker transfer cargo from a ship to a warehouse
    • v bunker fill (a ship's bunker) with coal or oil
    • n bunker a hazard on a golf course
    • n bunker a fortification of earth; mostly or entirely below ground
    • n bunker a large container for storing fuel "the ship's bunkers were full of coal"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

PLATE LIII. THE NIBLICK IN A BUNKER. TOP OF AN ORDINARY STROKE WHEN IT IS INTENDED TO TAKE MUCH SAND PLATE LIII. THE NIBLICK IN A BUNKER. TOP OF AN ORDINARY STROKE WHEN IT IS INTENDED TO TAKE MUCH SAND
PLATE LVI. FINISH AFTER TAKING THE BALL CLEANLY FROM A BUNKER PLATE LVI. FINISH AFTER TAKING THE BALL CLEANLY FROM A BUNKER
The Charge at Bunker Hill The Charge at Bunker Hill
Golfer in bunker Golfer in bunker
Colonel Bunker Colonel Bunker
THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL
Bunker Hill Monument Bunker Hill Monument

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Thousands of people watched the Battle of Bunker Hill take place. People in the Boston area sat on rooftops, in trees, on church steeples, and in the rigging of ships in the harbor to watch the American revolutionaries battle the British.
    • Bunker (Mil) A fortified position dug into the ground, especially one which is closed on top and has protective walls and roof, e. g. of reinforced concrete. For defending positions it usually has windows to view the surrounding terrain, but as a safe location for planning operations or storage, a bunker may be completely underground with no direct access to the surface.
    • Bunker A large bin or similar receptacle; as, a coal bunker .
    • Bunker A small sand hole or pit, as on a golf course.
    • Bunker A sort of chest or box, as in a window, the lid of which serves for a seat.
    • Bunker (Golf) Hence, any rough hazardous ground on the links; also, an artificial hazard with built-up faces.
    • v. t Bunker (Golf) To drive (the ball) into a bunker.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bunker A bench or sort of chest that serves for a seat.
    • n bunker A sort of fixed chest or box; a large bin or receptacle: as, a coal-bunker (which see).
    • n bunker In the game of golf, a sand-hole anywhere on the grounds.
    • n bunker A menhaden.
    • n bunker plural The coal carried in bunkers for consumption on board ship. See coal-bunker.
    • bunker Nautical, to load (coal) into a steamer's bunkers for its own use as distinguished from loading it as cargo.
    • bunker In golf, to place (a ball) in play in a difficult position, from which it must be played out; to strike (a ball) into a bunker: said also of the player whose ball is so placed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bunker a large bin or chest used for stowing various things, as coals, &c.: a hazard in a golf-links, originally confined to sand-pits, but now often used for hazards generally
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Scot. bunker, bunkart, a bench, or low chest, serving for a seat. Cf. Bunk Bank Bench
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. of Scand. origin; cf. Ice. bunki, Dan. bunke, a heap.

Usage

In literature:

He is also an Irishman, and was a "bunker" of the old fire department.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
He was kind and good, and had loved Daddy Bunker when Daddy Bunker was a little boy, and now loved the six little Bunkers as well.
"Six Little Bunkers at Aunt Jo's" by Laura Lee Hope
Daddy Bunker and mother came with the other Bunker children, and Vi began to ask questions as usual.
"Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's" by Laura Lee Hope
Bunker Hill day is a state holiday.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
In golfing phraseology, we have got into every bunker.
"Winning a Cause" by John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
Imagine yourself present when the first news of Bunker Hill battle reached a New England town.
"Standard Selections" by Various
To Susy, Sour Mash is the Bunker Hill Monument of Quarry Farm.
"Chapters from My Autobiography" by Mark Twain
I remember well when the battle was fought on Bunker Hill.
"The Angel Children" by Charlotte M. Higgins
I had also drunk in the history of the holy struggle for independence, first made on Bunker Hill.
"Captains of Industry" by James Parton
With a long pole Bunker fished up the doll.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Aunt Lu's City Home" by Laura Lee Hope
I asked Bunker some time ago about him, and Bunker said he was on deck with Sue.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Christmas Tree Cove" by Laura Lee Hope
Bunker Hill, battle of, iii, 140.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
The five little Bunkers stayed behind at the spring for Mrs. Bunker called back to them to do this, sending Laddie back, too.
"Six Little Bunkers at Uncle Fred's" by Laura Lee Hope
Do they think of me at and I'll be easy still, Give us back our old commander with the sword of Bunker Hill.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
They had Seasoned Hickory for Breakfast, Bunkers for Luncheon, and the Fair Green for Dinner.
"Ade's Fables" by George Ade
Fifty feet of Bunker Hill Monument is under ground, unseen, and unappreciated by the thousands who tread about that historic shaft.
"How to Succeed" by Orison Swett Marden
Bunkers seemed to have a magnetic attraction for him.
"Love Among the Chickens" by P. G. Wodehouse
Couldn't loft over a bow-legged turtle, much less a six foot bunker.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
Patterson should have been attacked upon the fifteenth at Bunker Hill.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Do we remember still Old Plymouth rock, and Lexington, and glorious Bunker Hill?
"The Liberty Minstrel" by George W. Clark
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In poetry:

See how his arms and shoulders ride
Above his legs in haughty pride,
While over bunker, hill and lawn
His feet, relentless, drag him on.
"The Golf Walk" by Ellis Parker Butler
"Because the negro's skin is dark,
They say, he's made but for a slave;"
They felt not this when he, a mark,
On Bunker Hill stood 'mid the brave;
"The Black Man's Wrongs" by James Madison Bell
But now they have no wars to fight,
No "Independence" to be won;
Sweet, smiling peace veils Bunker's heights,
And all their battling work is done.
"The Black Man's Wrongs" by James Madison Bell
What? Is earth dreaming still?
Shall not the night disgorge
The ghosts of Bunker Hill
The ghosts of Valley Forge,
Or, England's mightiest son,
The ghost of Washington?
"The Ghost Of The New World" by Alfred Noyes
You'll go to Mount Auburn,--we'll show you the track,--
And can stay there,--unless you prefer to come back;
And Bunker's tall shaft you can climb if you will,
But you'll puff like a paragraph praising a pill.
"Welcome To The Chicago Commercial Club" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Yes;—while, at Concord, there's a stone
That she can strike her fire from still;
While there's a shaft at Lexington,
Or half a one on Bunker's Hill,
There shall she stand and strike her lyre,
And Truth and Freedom shall stand by her.
"The Tocsin" by John Pierpont

In news:

Bunker , 59, of Sharpsburg, Md.
NAPLES — Of all the shots in golf, probably the hardest shot for the amateur is the long bunker shot.
It is quite difficult to gauge the distance of the 20- to 30-yard bunker shot.
Ambassador to Libya needed a bunker as deep as Obama's: Kevin O'Brien.
State Department Heads gather in 'The Bunker '.
The State Emergency Operations Center is nicknamed "The Bunker " for a reason.
Mark and Donna broadcasting LIVE from our luxurious " bunker " at Suffolk County's Emergency Operation Center.
Announcement is made of the engagement of Cheri Lynn Bunker and Dwayne Keith Forney.
The bride-elect is a daughter of Marvin Bunker , 306 Capatola St, Port Charlotte, Fla. And the late Joanne Bunker .
Merrimac — Lloyd "Joe" Bunker , age 82, a lifelong Merrimac resident, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday evening, October 23, surrounded by his loving family.
Hit a Successful Bunker Shot.
Bunker blast at Camp Minden.
A bunker exploded late last night at Camp Minden, rocking homes across Bossier and Webster parishes.
FIS Launches Bunker Pricing Service.
ELYSIAN/NINKASI TAP TAKEOVER, 6 p.m.-close, Thursday, Oct 18, the Beer Bunker , 7918 SE Stark St.
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In science:

The emission lines equivalent widths of the GLARE candidates are also comparable to those of other spectroscopically confirmed Lyman break galaxies, e.g. at z = 5.8 W Lyα rest = 20˚A (Bunker et al. 2003) and z = 6.17 W Lyα rest = 50˚A (Cuby et al. 2003).
Three Lyman-alpha Emitters at z approx 6: Early GMOS/Gemini Data from the GLARE Project
Another group (Bunker et al. 2004) has taken the conservative approach of confining the analysis to this limit.
Star Formation in a Cosmological Simulation of Reionization
Based on their analysis of the UDF, Bunker et al. (2004) conclude that the cosmic SFR in directly observed z ≈ 6 LBGs was roughly five times too low to reionize the Universe.
A Luminosity Function of Lyman Alpha Emitting Galaxies at Redshift 4.5
However, it is somewhat at odds with the factor of 1.5–6 drop in the cosmic star formation rate density measured by (Bunker et al. 2004; Bouwens et al. 2006; Giavalisco et al. 2004a) between z ∼ 3 and z ∼ 6 in Lyman-break galaxies selected in the exceptional imaging of the UDF.
A Luminosity Function of Lyman Alpha Emitting Galaxies at Redshift 4.5
Recommendation #2: Nuclear physics should construct a neutrino bunker at the SNS beam stop so that the pulsed neutrino flux can be exploited in future experiments.
Nuclear Physics Neutrino PreTown Meeting: Summary and Recommendations
It is important that the bunker be situated as close as possible to the beam stop.
Nuclear Physics Neutrino PreTown Meeting: Summary and Recommendations
The opportunity to build a neutrino bunker – a shielded room in which experiments can be mounted – should be seized.
Nuclear Physics Neutrino PreTown Meeting: Summary and Recommendations
The SNS bunker requires a significant investment, perhaps $15M.
Nuclear Physics Neutrino PreTown Meeting: Summary and Recommendations
Bunker and W. J. M. van Breugel, ASP Conference Series, Vol. 193, p. 121 ———. 2000, in Euroconference on The Evolution of Galaxies, I- Observational Clues, eds. J.M. V´ılchez, G.
Stellar population synthesis models at low and high redshift
Bunker, W.J.M. van Breugel, (astro-ph/9908024) Carilli C.L., Bertoldi F., Bertarini A., Menten K.M., Kreysa E., Zylka R., Owen F., Yun M.: 2000, in “Deep Millimeter Surveys: Implications for Galaxy Formation and Evolution,’ eds.
Galaxy Evolution with ALMA
Observed qualities of DLAs are summarized in Tables 1 and 2 below, giving the range of SFR per ob ject for the two DLAs for which this quantity has been determined (Møller et al. 2002; Bunker 2004, see Wolfe et al. 2005 for a review).
Galaxy Formation
Bunker et al. (2003) found spectacularly bright Lyα fuzz, with a high velocity dispersion, around a QSO at redshift 4.46.
Fluorescent Lyman-alpha Emission from Gas Near a QSO at Redshift 4.28
Bunker et al. 2003) or narrowband imaging (eg.
Fluorescent Lyman-alpha Emission from Gas Near a QSO at Redshift 4.28
Strong ly lensed ga la x ies, however, of fer the oppor tun ity to obta in phys ica l reso lutions of ~ 100 pc and investigate the fine-sca le re lationsh ips between the optica l em iss ion-line gas and the mo lecu lar gas (as exemp lified in ta lks by Mark Sw inbank and Andrew Bunker).
Gas and Stars in Galaxies - A Multi-Wavelength 3D Perspective
Andy Bunker returned to the UK in September 08 and our new Head of AAT Science is Andrew Hopkins, who introduces himself on page 21.
Anglo-Australian Observatory February 2009 newsletter
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