pung

noun
\ ˈpəŋ How to pronounce pung (audio) \

Definition of pung

New England
: a sleigh with a box-shaped body

First Known Use of pung

1804, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pung

short for earlier tow-pong, of Algonquian origin; akin to Micmac tobâgun drag made with skin

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The first known use of pung was in 1804

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