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English noun: plunger

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


Broader (hypernym)adventurer, gambler, venturer

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

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


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


Broader (hypernym)mechanical device

Part holonympiston ring, piston rod

Part meronymreciprocating engine

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