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Postby eberntson » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:59 pm

A bin, chest, compartment, or partially underground structure for storing, sequestering, or keeping materials, men, equipment, et al. Also, used in golf to describe traps for balls and sanity. Scottish in origin, circa 1839.

So, I suppose it is related to bunk somehow.
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Re: bunker

Postby Slava » Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:28 pm

Not related to the hill of that name, though. That's from the Old French bon quer, meaning good heart.

Isn't do a bunker British slang for run off suddenly, or some such?
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Re: bunker

Postby bbeeton » Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:41 pm

It's also used to characterize the fuel that was presumably stored in a bunker, as "number 2 bunker oil" which is used for either heating or propulsion (usually of ships).

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