Plunger

Definition of 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 speculator.
4.(Pottery) A boiler in which clay is beaten by a wheel to a creamy consistence.
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

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