Plun"ger(?), n. 1. One who, or that which, plunges; a diver.
2. A long solid cylinder, used, instead of a piston or bucket, as a forcer in pumps.
3. One who bets heavily and recklessly on a race; a reckless speculator.
(Pottery) A boiler in which clay is beaten by a wheel to a creamy consistence.
(Gun.) The firing pin of a breechloader.
Plunger bucket, a piston, without a valve, in a pump. --
Plunger pole, the pump rod of a pumping engine. --
Plunger pump, a pump, as for water, having a plunger, instead of a piston, to act upon the water. It may be single-acting or double-acting
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