Words at Play : Words For Things You Didn't Know Have Names

#4: Punt

Definition:

punt : an indentation at the bottom of a molded glass bottle

Example Sentence:

Pouring the champagne, she held the bottle with her thumb in its punt.

Note:

Although it remains a matter of debate, explanations for the function of the punt include strengthening the bottle and also reducing its holding capacity.

The alternative name for the punt is kick.

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