plunger
noun Date: 1611 one that plunges: as a. diver b. a reckless gambler or speculator c. (1) a sliding reciprocating piece driven by or against fluid pressure; especially piston (2) a piece with a motion like that of a ram or piston d. a rubber suction cup on a handle used to free plumbing traps and waste outlets of obstructions

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  • Plunger — Plun ger, n. 1. One who, or that which, plunges; a diver. [1913 Webster] 2. A long solid cylinder, used, instead of a piston or bucket, as a forcer in pumps. [1913 Webster] 3. One who bets heavily and recklessly on a race; a reckless speculator.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plunger — PLÚNGER, plungere, s.n. Piesă rotundă de şamotă la alimentatoarele automate cu sticlă topită, care ajută la formarea picăturii de sticlă. – Din fr., engl. plunger. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 24.03.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  plúnger s. m., pl. plúngere… …   Dicționar Român

  • Plunger — Plunger, s.v.w. Tauchkolben (s. Pumpenkolben) …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • plunger — index bettor Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • plunger — as a mechanism, 1777, agent noun from PLUNGE (Cf. plunge) …   Etymology dictionary

  • plunger — ► NOUN 1) a part of a device or mechanism that works with a plunging or thrusting movement. 2) a device consisting of a rubber cup on a long handle, used to clear blocked pipes by means of suction …   English terms dictionary

  • plunger — [plun′jər] n. 1. a person who plunges, or dives 2. a large, rubber suction cup with a long handle, used to free clogged drains 3. any cylindrical device that operates with a plunging motion, as a piston 4. Informal a person who acts hastily or… …   English World dictionary

  • Plunger — A plunger is a common device used to release stoppages in plumbing. The tool consists of a rubber cup with an attached stick shaft , usually made of wood or bronze. The cup is pushed down against the drain, and either pressed hard into the drain… …   Wikipedia

  • Plunger — Der Ausdruck Plunger bezeichnet: einen Dämpfertyp für Blechblasinstrumente: Plunger Dämpfer den Kolben einer Pumpe, bzw. den Teil eines Verbrennungsmotors, siehe Plungerpumpe einen Teil der Glastropfendosierung in der Glasindustrie (siehe Feeder… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Plunger — Plun|ger 〈[plʌ̣ndʒər] m. 3〉 = Tauchkolben [<engl. plunger „Taucher“] * * * Plun|ger [ plʌndʒə], (auch:) Plunscher, der; s, [engl. plunger, zu: to plunge = stoßen, treiben] (Technik): besonderer Kolben, bei dem zur Dichtung keine Kolbenringe,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • plunger — UK [ˈplʌndʒə(r)] / US [ˈplʌndʒər] noun [countable] Word forms plunger : singular plunger plural plungers 1) an object used for pulling dirt out of a sink, bath etc that is blocked. It consists of a rubber cup fixed to a short stick. 2) a part of… …   English dictionary

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