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plungernoun [C]

uk   /ˈplʌn.dʒər/  us   /ˈplʌn.dʒɚ/
a suctiondevice consisting of a cup-shaped ​piece of ​rubber on the end of a ​stick, used to get ​rid of things that are ​blockingpipes
a ​part of a ​device that you ​push down into it: He ​pressed down the plunger of his ​cafetière.
(Definition of plunger from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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plungernoun [C]

 us   /ˈplʌn·dʒər/
a ​device consisting of a cup-shaped ​piece of ​rubber on the end of a ​stick, used to ​removesubstancesblocking a ​pipe, esp. in a ​kitchen or ​bathroom
(Definition of plunger from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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