Definition of “plunger” - English Dictionary

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“plunger” in British English

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plungernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈplʌn.dʒər/ us /ˈplʌn.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.

(Definition of “plunger” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“plunger” in American English

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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 remove substances blocking a pipe, esp. in a kitchen or bathroom

(Definition of “plunger” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)