pontil

noun
pon·​til | \ ˈpän-tᵊl How to pronounce pontil (audio) \

Definition of pontil

: punty

called also pontil rod

First Known Use of pontil

1832, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pontil

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

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“Pontil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pontil. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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