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punt

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noun \ˈpənt\

Definition of punt

  1. :  a long narrow flat-bottomed boat with square ends usually propelled with a pole



Origin of punt

Middle English *punt, from Old English, from Latin ponton-, ponto


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with punt


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punt

verb

Definition of punt

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to propel (as a punt) with a pole



1816

First Known Use of punt

1816


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punt

verb

Definition of punt

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to play at a gambling game against the banker

  3. 2 British :  gamble



Origin of punt

French ponter, from ponte point in some games, play against the banker, from Spanish punto point, from Latin punctum — more at point


First Known Use: 1712


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punt

verb

Definition of punt

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to kick (as a football or soccer ball) with the top of the foot before the ball which is dropped from the hands hits the ground

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to punt a ball



Origin of punt

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1845

Other Field and Goal Sports Terms


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punt

noun

Definition of punt

  1. :  the act or an instance of punting a ball



1845

First Known Use of punt

1845

Other Field and Goal Sports Terms


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punt

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noun \ˈpu̇nt\

Definition of punt

  1. :  the monetary pound of Ireland



Origin of punt

Irish, pound, from English pound


First Known Use: 1975


Punt

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geographical name \ˈpu̇nt\

Definition of Punt

  1. a part of Africa not certainly identified but probably Somaliland —an ancient Egyptian name




PUNT Defined for Kids

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punt

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verb \ˈpənt\

Definition of punt for Students

puntedpunting

  1. :  to drop and kick a ball before it hits the ground

punter noun



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punt

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noun

Definition of punt for Students

  1. :  an act or instance of dropping and kicking a ball before it hits the ground




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