Meaning of “coal bunker” in the English Dictionary

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"coal bunker" in British English

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coal bunkernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkəʊl ˌbʌŋ.kər/ us /ˈkoʊl ˌbʌŋ.kɚ/

Examples from literature

  • Coal bunkers form a protection for the engines and boilers. 
  • The spaces next to the ship's side are principally coal bunkers, and may, therefore, exclude largely any water that should enter. 

(Definition of “coal bunker” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)