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 for Dunker
From 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
     (b) An American duck; the ruddy duck.
         [1913 Webster]

From 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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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]

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