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bunt

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noun \ˈbənt\

Definition of bunt

  1. 1 a :  the middle part of a square sail b :  the part of a furled sail gathered up in a bunch at the center of the yard

  2. 2 :  the bagging part of a fishing net



Origin of bunt

perhaps from Low German, bundle, from Middle Low German; akin to Old English byndel bundle


First Known Use: circa 1582

Rhymes with bunt


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bunt

verb

Simple Definition of bunt

  • baseball : to hit a baseball lightly with the bat so that the ball rolls only for a short distance

Full Definition of bunt

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to strike or push with or as if with the head :  butt

  3. 2 :  to push or tap (a baseball) lightly with a bat without swinging

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to bunt a baseball

bunt·er noun

Examples of bunt

  1. The batter bunted for a single.

  2. He bunted the ball toward third base.



Origin of bunt

alteration of butt


First Known Use: 1584


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bunt

noun

Definition of bunt

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of bunting

  2. 2 :  a bunted ball



1767

First Known Use of bunt

1767


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bunt

noun

Definition of bunt

  1. :  a destructive covered smut of wheat caused by a fungus (genus Tilletia)



Origin of bunt

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1790



BUNT Defined for Kids

bunt

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verb \ˈbənt\

Definition of bunt

bunt·edbunt·ing

  1. :  to hit a baseball lightly so that the ball rolls for a short distance

bunt noun



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