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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Plunger \Plun"ger\, n.
1. One who, or that which, plunges; a diver.
2. A long solid cylinder, used, instead of a piston or
bucket, as a forcer in pumps.
3. One who bets heavily and recklessly on a race; a reckless
4. (Pottery) A boiler in which clay is beaten by a wheel to a
creamy consistence. --Knight.
5. (Gun.) The firing pin of a breechloader.
Plunger bucket, a piston, without a valve, in a pump.
Plunger pole, the pump rod of a pumping engine.
Plunger pump, a pump, as for water, having a plunger,
instead of a piston, to act upon the water. It may be
single-acting or double-acting
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: someone who risks losses for the possibility of
considerable gains [syn: speculator, plunger]
2: someone who dives (into water) [syn: diver, plunger]
3: hand tool consisting of a stick with a rubber suction cup at
one end; used to clean clogged drains [syn: plunger,
4: mechanical device that has a plunging or thrusting motion
[syn: piston, plunger]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
47 Moby Thesaurus words for "plunger":
adventurer, betting ring, bettor, big operator, boneshaker,
cardshark, cardsharp, cardsharper, compulsive gambler,
crap shooter, deep-sea diver, diver, free diver, frogman, gambler,
gamester, gunslinger, hazarder, jumper, lame duck,
margin purchaser, operator, parachute jumper, pearl diver,
petty gambler, piker, player, punter, scalper, scuba diver, sharp,
sharper, sharpie, skin diver, sky diver, smart operator,
snorkel diver, speculator, sport, sporting man, sportsman, stag,
tinhorn, tipster, tout, venturer, wagerer
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