Burrow vs Bunker - What's the difference?

burrow | bunker |

As nouns the difference between burrow and bunker

is that burrow is a tunnel or hole, often as dug by a small creature while bunker is bunker.

As a verb burrow

is to dig a tunnel or hole.




(en noun)
  • A tunnel or hole, often as dug by a small creature.
  • * 1922 , (Margery Williams), (The Velveteen Rabbit)
  • But very soon he grew to like it, for the Boy used to talk to him, and made nice tunnels' for him under the bedclothes that he said were like the ' burrows the real rabbits lived in.
  • (mining) A heap or heaps of rubbish or refuse.
  • A mound.
  • An incorporated town.
  • (Webster 1913)


    (en verb)
  • To dig a tunnel or hole.
  • bunker


    (wikipedia bunker)


    (en noun)
  • (military) A hardened shelter, often buried partly or fully underground, designed to protect the inhabitants from falling bombs or other attacks.
  • (British) A large container or bin for storing coal, often built outside in the yard of a house. Now rare, as different types of fuels and energy sources are being used.
  • (nautical) A container for storing coal or fuel oil for a ship's engine.
  • (golf) A sand-filled hollow on a golf course.
  • (paintball) An obstacle used to block an opposing player's view and field of fire.
  • (Scotland) A sort of chest or box, as in a window, the lid of which serves for a seat.
  • (Jamieson)

    Derived terms

    * bunker fuel


    (en verb)
  • (nautical) To load a vessel with oil or coal for the engine.
  • (golf) To hit a golfball into a bunker.
  • (paintball) To fire constantly at a hiding opponent, preventing them from firing at other players and trapping them behind the barrier. This can also refer to eliminating an opponent behind cover by rushing the position and firing at extremely close range as the player becomes exposed.
  • Derived terms

    * bunker down ----