how to pronounce bunker


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bunker is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of bunker in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… away in a bunker that we protect them so …”

meanings of bunker


  1. A kitchen worktop.
  2. The coal compartment on a tank engine.
  3. A hardened shelter, often buried partly or fully underground, designed to protect the inhabitants from falling bombs or other attacks.
  4. One who bunks off; a truant from school.
  5. An obstacle used to block an opposing player's view and field of fire.
  6. A container for storing coal or fuel oil for a ship's engine. [Also, by extension] the quantity of fuel needed to replenish that container.
  7. A sand-filled hollow on a golf course.
  8. Certain fish, menhaden.
  9. A sort of chest or box, as in a window, the lid of which serves for a seat.
  10. A large container or bin for storing coal, often built outside in the yard of a house. Now rare, as different types of fuels and energy sources are being used.


  1. To fire constantly at a hiding opponent, preventing them from firing at other players and trapping them behind the barrier. This can also refer to eliminating an opponent behind cover by rushing the position and firing at extremely close range as the player becomes exposed.
  2. To load a vessel with oil or coal for the engine.
  3. To hit a golf ball into a bunker.


  1. A surname​.

bunker frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word bunker occurs in english on average 2.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics bunker can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that bunker can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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