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NOUN (3)

1. an eater who dips food into a liquid before eating it;
- Example: "he was a dunker--he couldn't eat a doughnut without a cup of coffee to dunk it in"

2. a basketball player who is able to make dunk shots;

3. an adherent of Baptistic doctrines (who practice baptism by immersion);
[syn: Dunker, Dunkard, Tunker]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dunbird \Dun"bird`\, n. [Named from its color.] (Zool.) (a) The pochard; -- called also dunair, and dunker, or dun-curre. (b) An American duck; the ruddy duck. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dunker \Dun"ker\, prop. n. [G. tunken to dip.] One of a religious denomination whose tenets and practices are mainly those of the Baptists, but partly those of the Quakers; -- called also Tunkers, Dunkards, Dippers, and, by themselves, Brethren, and German Baptists, and they call their denomination the Church of the Brethren. [1913 Webster] Note: The denomination was founded in Germany in 1708, but after a few years the members emigrated to the United States; they were opposed to military service and taking legal oaths, and practiced trine immersion. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] Seventh-day Dunkers, a sect which separated from the Dunkers and formed a community, in 1728. They keep the seventh day or Saturday as the Sabbath. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dunker n 1: an eater who dips food into a liquid before eating it; "he was a dunker--he couldn't eat a doughnut without a cup of coffee to dunk it in" 2: a basketball player who is able to make dunk shots 3: an adherent of Baptistic doctrines (who practice baptism by immersion) [syn: Dunker, Dunkard, Tunker]