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pontil

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noun pon·til \ˈpän-təl\

Definition of pontil

  1. :  punty —called also pontil rod



Origin of pontil

French, perhaps from Italian puntello, diminutive of punto point, from Latin punctus — more at point


First Known Use: 1832

Rhymes with pontil


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