punt

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1punt

noun \ˈpənt\

Definition of PUNT

:  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

2punt

verb

Definition of PUNT

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

First Known Use of PUNT

1816

3punt

verb

Definition of PUNT

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

Other Game Terms

bezique, carom, convention, crap, euchre, gambit, monte, parlay, tierce

4punt

verb

Definition of PUNT

transitive verb
:  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
intransitive verb
:  to punt a ball

Origin of PUNT

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1845

Other Field and Goal Sports Terms

crease, lateral, lax, overthrow, playbook, post, screen, scrum, secondary, ultimate

5punt

noun

Definition of PUNT

:  the act or an instance of punting a ball

First Known Use of PUNT

1845

Other Field and Goal Sports Terms

crease, lateral, lax, overthrow, playbook, post, screen, scrum, secondary, ultimate

6punt

noun \ˈpnt\

Definition of PUNT

:  the monetary pound of Ireland

Origin of PUNT

Irish, pound, from English pound
First Known Use: 1975

Punt

geographical name \ˈpnt\

Definition of PUNT

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

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