- A narrow shelflike bed, typically one of two or more arranged one on top of the other.More example sentences
- Some of the crew went off-shift, stringing up hybrid bunks and hammocks belowdecks, the others continued working.
- Inside it's designed as the cabin of a ship: the bunks used to be hammocks and, even when they changed to something more solid, they were famous for having three tiers.
- Few pirates were in there, snoozing deeply in their bunks or hammocks.
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- Sleep in a narrow berth or improvised bed, typically in shared quarters as a temporary arrangement: they bunk together in the dormitoryMore example sentences
- The Queenslanders were sleeping in cars or bunking in caravan parks.
- ‘Sure,’ I said, ‘I probably should know what you do if we're going to be bunking together.’
- Baker, Pease, Broadwater, and Lieutenant Charles B. Schofield bunked together in another tent.
mid 18th century: of unknown origin; perhaps related to bunker.
- Nonsense: anyone with a brain cell would never believe such bunkMore example sentences
- We like to believe that history is bunk because we don't like being bound by it.
- That he believes his own bunk is the best joke of all.
- Certainly there is as much bunk out there that needs to be unmasked as nonsense or lies.
early 20th century: abbreviation of bunkum.
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