pon·​til ˈpän-tᵊl How to pronounce pontil (audio)
: punty

called also pontil rod

Word History


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

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pontil was in 1832

Dictionary Entries Near pontil

Cite this Entry

“Pontil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pontil. Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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