• WordNet 3.6
    • n Dunker an adherent of Baptistic doctrines (who practice baptism by immersion)
    • n dunker a basketball player who is able to make dunk shots
    • n dunker an eater who dips food into a liquid before eating it "he was a dunker--he couldn't eat a doughnut without a cup of coffee to dunk it in"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • prop. n Dunker One of a religious denomination whose tenets and practices are mainly those of the Baptists, but partly those of the Quakers; -- called also Tunkers Dunkards Dippers, and, by themselves, Brethren, and German Baptists, and they call their denomination the Church of the Brethren.☞ The denomination was founded in Germany in 1708, but after a few years the members emigrated to the United States; they were opposed to military service and taking legal oaths, and practiced trine immersion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Dunker A member of a sect of German-American Baptists, so named from their manner of baptism. Their proper church-name is Brethren. Driven from Germany by persecution early in the eighteenth century, they took refuge in Pennsylvania, and thence extended their societies into neighboring States, and are especially found in Ohio. They condemn all war and litigation, acknowledge the authority of the Bible, administer baptism by triple immersion, and only to adults, practice washing of the feet before the Lord's supper, use the kiss of charity, laying on of hands, and anointing with oil, and observe a severe simplicity in dress and speech. They have bishops, elders, and teachers, and are commonly supposed to accept the doctrine of universal redemption, Also called Dipper.
    • n Dunker Same as duncur.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dunker dungk′ėr a member of a sect of German-American Baptists who practise triple immersion
    • Dunker Also Tunk′er
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
G. tunken, to dip


In literature:

What I told Mother was that Frau Doktor Dunker was ill, so we had no lesson.
"A Young Girl's Diary" by An Anonymous Young Girl
DUNKERS, a sect of Quakerist Baptists in the United States.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
It was a murderous duel, that which raged around the Dunker church and over the road leading from Sharpsburg to Hagerstown.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII. No. 31. October, 1873." by Various
The Dunker preacher was beaming.
"The Soldier of the Valley" by Nelson Lloyd
For this edition were executed the copperplate engravings, designed by Freudenberg and Dunker, which illustrate the present translation.
"The Tales Of The Heptameron, Vol. V. (of V.)" by Margaret, Queen Of Navarre
The Dunkers' church and the houses were rent, shattered, pierced, and pitted with the marks of war.
"Charles Carleton Coffin" by William Elliot Griffis
Here too were Dunkers, Mennonites, Moravians from Holland and Germany.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
A Tunker, or Dunker, was one of a sect of German Baptists or Quakers, who were formerly very numerous in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
Shakers, Rappists, Dunkers, Socialists, Fourrierists, and the like, keep themselves afar off.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
It is composed of an up-to-date community of Pennsylvania Dutch Dunkers.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson

In news:

Only the most powerful dunkers can turn the backboard into a shower of broken glass.
The dunker is Antjuan Ball , a senior at Central High School in Hayneville, Alabama.
Solving the world's problems at Palatine's Spunky Dunkers .
Open the airspace for dunkers .
TP, Neal among the NBA's non- dunkers .
Solving the world's problems at Palatine's Spunky Dunkers.
Standing proud and making trash can music are, front row, from left, Logan Joiner, Brittany Tilley , Jessica Dunker, Brandon Ellison, Lake Ridenour, Colin Brennan and Christian Holmes.
The NBA's 15 best dunkers.
It figures that prolific dunker Blake Griffin would also be able to prevent dunks .
Federal Flank Attack at Dunker Church.
Astro Doughnuts enters internet fruit fray with grapefruit-glazed dunker.
Astro Doughnuts enters internet fruit fray with grapefruit- glazed dunker.
Astro Doughnuts enters internet fruit fray with grapefruit -glazed dunker.
Trey Burke shrugs off his rim- hanging technical, gets props from teammates as a strong dunker.
Terrill West, left, watches as Harlem Ambassadors teammate Dexton Williamson sails in for a dunk against the Capital City Dunkers during the CASA fundraiser basketball game at Trinity Lutheran School on Thursday.

In science:

MR1470456 (98j:11057) ↑ Thomas Dunker, Thomas K ¨uhn, Mikhail Lifshits, and Werner Linde, Metric entropy of the integration operator and small ball probabilities for the Brownian sheet, C. R.
Small Ball and Discrepancy Inequalities