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English noun: plunger

1. plunger (person) someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains


Synonymsspeculator


Broader (hypernym)adventurer, gambler, venturer


Narrower (hyponym)hedger, operator, scalper, venture capitalist

2. plunger (person) someone who dives (into water)


Synonymsdiver


Broader (hypernym)swimmer

3. plunger (artifact) hand tool consisting of a stick with a rubber suction cup at one end; used to clean clogged drains


Synonymsplumber's helper


Broader (hypernym)hand tool

4. plunger (artifact) mechanical device that has a plunging or thrusting motion


Synonymspiston


Broader (hypernym)mechanical device


Part holonympiston ring, piston rod


Part meronymreciprocating engine









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