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Definition of 'plunger'

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said the Countess, picking up a large glass vial with a plunger at one end. Fidelis Morgan THE RIVAL QUEENS: A COUNTESS ASHBY DE LA ZOUCHE MYSTERY (2003)He slid a catch, opened the wooden lid and extracted a hypodermic syringe, holding it by the plunger. Maclean, Alistair THE LONELY SEA (2003)He sank the plunger slowly, allowing several drops of liquid to dribble from the needle. Gregg Andrew Hurwitz DO NO HARM (2003)

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Translations for 'plunger'

British English: plunger NOUN
A plunger is a device for clearing waste pipes. It consists of a rubber cup on the end of a stick.
  • American English: plunger
  • Brazilian Portuguese: êmbolo
  • Chinese: 柱塞
  • European Spanish: desatascador
  • French: ventouse
  • German: Sauger
  • Italian: sturalavandini
  • Japanese: 吸引カップ
  • Korean: 배관 청소 용구로 막대기 끝에 흡착 고무판이 붙어 있는 기구
  • European Portuguese: êmbolo
  • Spanish: sopapa

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