bunt

noun (1)
\ˈbənt \

Definition of bunt 

(Entry 1 of 4)

1a : 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

bunt

verb
bunted; bunting; bunts

Definition of bunt (Entry 2 of 4)

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

noun (2)

Definition of bunt (Entry 3 of 4)

1 : an act or instance of bunting

2 : a bunted ball

bunt

noun (3)

Definition of bunt (Entry 4 of 4)

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

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Other Words from bunt

Verb

bunter noun

Examples of bunt in a Sentence

Verb

The batter bunted for a single. He bunted the ball toward third base.

First Known Use of bunt

Noun (1)

circa 1582, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1584, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun (2)

1767, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (3)

circa 1790, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bunt

Noun (1)

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

Verb

alteration of butt

Noun (3)

origin unknown

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The first known use of bunt was circa 1582

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bunt

verb

English Language Learners Definition of bunt

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

bunt

verb
\ˈbənt \
bunted; bunting

Kids Definition of bunt

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

Other Words from bunt

bunt noun

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