dunt

noun
\ ˈdənt\
plural -s

Definition of dunt

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 chiefly Scottish : a heavy blow or stroke
2 chiefly Scottish : bruise, wound
3 chiefly Scottish : a quickened beat of the heart : throb
4 Scottish : a sizable lump

dunt

verb
\ "\
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of dunt (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

chiefly Scottish : to strike heavily : beat

intransitive verb

1 chiefly Scottish : to fall with a heavy sound
2 chiefly Scottish, of the heart : throb
\ "\
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of dunt (Entry 3 of 3)

ceramics
: to crack while firing or afterward by temperature change or by inversion of crystals to greater volume

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History and Etymology for dunt

Noun

Middle English dount, dunt, variant of dint

Intransitive verb

origin unknown

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