bunt

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1bunt

noun \ˈbənt\

Definition of BUNT

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
:  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

2bunt

verb

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

Full Definition of BUNT

transitive verb
1
:  to strike or push with or as if with the head :  butt
2
:  to push or tap (a baseball) lightly with a bat without swinging
intransitive verb
:  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

3bunt

noun

Definition of BUNT

1
:  an act or instance of bunting
2
:  a bunted ball

First Known Use of BUNT

1767

4bunt

noun

Definition of BUNT

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

Origin of BUNT

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1790

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