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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who plunges or dives.
  • n. A device consisting of a rubber suction cup attached to the end of a stick, used to unclog drains and pipes. Also called plumber's helper.
  • n. A machine part, such as a piston, that operates with a thrusting or plunging movement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A device that is used to remove blockages from a toilet or sink by suction.
  • n. The internal piece of a syringe that pushes out or pulls in any contents.
  • n. The sliding activator of an exploder, an electrical generator used to trigger electrical detonators such as blasting caps.
  • n. The part of a cafetière that is pushed down to remove grounds from coffee.
  • n. One who plunges; a diver.
  • n. A device similar to a piston but without a mechanism; a long solid cylinder used, instead of a piston or bucket, as a forcer in pumps.
  • n. The moving portion of solenoid.
  • n. The spring-loaded assembly that propels the ball onto the table.
  • n. A reckless gambler.
  • n. A boiler in which clay is beaten by a wheel to a creamy consistency.
  • n. The firing pin of a breechloader.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, plunges; a diver.
  • n. A long solid cylinder, used, instead of a piston or bucket, as a forcer in pumps.
  • n. One who bets heavily and recklessly on a race; a reckless speculator.
  • n. A boiler in which clay is beaten by a wheel to a creamy consistence.
  • n. The firing pin of a breechloader.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which plunges.
  • n. A cavalryman; in the plural, cavalry.
  • n. A reckless better; a dashing or venturesome gambler or speculator.
  • n. A part of a machine or piece of mechanism that plunges. , , ,
  • n. In pottery, a vessel in which clay is beaten by a wheel to the required consistency.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. hand tool consisting of a stick with a rubber suction cup at one end; used to clean clogged drains
  • n. someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains
  • n. mechanical device that has a plunging or thrusting motion
  • n. someone who dives (into water)

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