bung

1. noun
a) A stopper, alternative to a cork, often made of rubber used to prevent fluid passing through the neck of a bottle, vat, a hole in a vessel etc.

With the heavy seas trying to broach the boat they baled — and eventually found someone had forgotten to put the bung in.

b) A cecum or anus, especially of a slaughter animal.

Andre pulled the bung from the top of a barrel, applied a glass tube with a suction device, and withdrew a pale, almost greenish liquid.

2. verb
a) To plug, as with a bung.

It has not yet been ascertained, which is the precise time when it becomes indispensable to bung the cider. The best, I believe, that can be done, is to seize the critical moment which precedes the formation of a pellicle on the surface...

b) To put somewhere without care; chuck.

Put the wine into a cask, cover up the bung-hole to keep out the dust, and when the hissing sound ceases, bung the hole closely, and leave the wine untouched for twelve months.

broken, not in working order

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  • bung — I. /bʌŋ / (say bung) noun 1. a stopper, as for the hole of a cask. 2. → bunghole. 3. Colloquial a memo to an employee, especially of a government department, calling attention to a breach of regulations. –verb (t) 4. Also, bung up. to close up… …   Australian English dictionary

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