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Topic: MILITARY

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Scottish English
Origin: bunker 'seat with storage space inside' (18-19 centuries), perhaps from bank 'long seat' (13-18 centuries), from Old French banc; BANK16

bunker

1 noun
     
bun‧ker1 [countable]
1PM a strongly built shelter for soldiers, usually underground
2 British EnglishDSG a large hole on a golf course filled with sand [= sand trap American English]
3TPG a place where you store coal, especially on a ship or outside a house
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