1 [luhng-er]
noun Informal.
a person who has chronic lung disease, especially tuberculosis.

1890–95; lung + -er1 Unabridged


2 [luhn-jer]
a person or thing that lunges.

1835–45; lunge1 + -er1 Unabridged
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lunge1 (lʌndʒ)
1.  a sudden forward motion
2.  fencing a thrust made by advancing the front foot and straightening the back leg, extending the sword arm forwards
3.  to move or cause to move with a lunge
4.  (intr) fencing to make a lunge
[C18: shortened form of obsolete C17 allonge, from French allonger to stretch out (one's arm), from Late Latin ēlongāre to lengthen. Compare elongate]

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Example sentences
Pull him ap above it j don't reason with him about it any lunger, lt ts good policy to treat our own lives in the same fashion.
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