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
       dun-curre.
   (b) An American duck; the ruddy duck.
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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.
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   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.
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   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.
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