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plungernoun [C]

uk   /ˈplʌn.dʒər/  us   /-dʒɚ/
a suction device consisting of a cup-shaped piece of rubber on the end of a stick, used to get rid of things that are blocking pipes a part of a device that you push down into it: He pressed down the plunger of his cafetière.
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