plunger

Primary Meanings of plunger

1.
n
mechanical device that has a plunging or thrusting motion
2.
n
someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains
Full Definitions of plunger
1

n mechanical device that has a plunging or thrusting motion

Synonyms:
piston
Type of:
mechanical device
mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles

n hand tool consisting of a stick with a rubber suction cup at one end; used to clean clogged drains

Synonyms:
plumber's helper
Type of:
hand tool
a tool used with workers' hands

n someone who dives (into water)

Synonyms:
diver
Type of:
swimmer
a trained athlete who participates in swimming meets
2

n someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains

Synonyms:
speculator
Types:
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hedger
someone who counterbalances one transaction (as a bet) against another in order to protect against loss
operator
a speculator who trades aggressively on stock or commodity markets
scalper
someone who buys something and resells it at a price far above the initial cost
venture capitalist
a speculator who makes money available for innovative projects (especially in high technology)
ticket tout, tout
someone who buys tickets to an event in order to resell them at a profit
Type of:
adventurer, venturer
a person who enjoys taking risks
gambler
a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events

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