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punt

noun \ ˈpənt \

Definition of punt

: a long narrow flat-bottomed boat with square ends usually propelled with a pole

Origin and Etymology of punt

Middle English *punt, from Old English, from Latin ponton-, ponto


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punt

verb

Definition of punt

: to propel (a boat, such as a punt) with a pole

First Known Use of punt

1759

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punt

verb

Definition of punt

1 : to play at a gambling game against the banker
2 British : gamble

Origin and Etymology of punt

French ponter, from ponte point in some games, play against the banker, from Spanish punto point, from Latin punctum — more at point


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punt

verb

Definition of punt

: to kick (something, such as a football or soccer ball) with the top of the foot before the ball which is dropped from the hands hits the ground
: to punt a ball

Origin and Etymology of punt

origin unknown

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punt

noun

Definition of punt

: the act or an instance of punting a ball

First Known Use of punt

1845

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punt

noun

Definition of punt

plural punts
: a concave indentation in the bottom of a wine bottle

Origin and Etymology of punt

probably a shortening of punt mark or a similar collocation with punt "metal rod used in fashioning hot glass" (shortened from punty), referring to the mark left by the rod in a piece of blown glass


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punt

noun \ ˈpu̇nt \

Definition of punt

: the monetary pound of Ireland

Origin and Etymology of punt

Irish, pound, from English pound


Punt

geographical name \ ˈpu̇nt \

Definition of Punt

a part of Africa not certainly identified but probably Somaliland an ancient Egyptian name

PUNT Defined for Kids

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punt

verb \ ˈpənt \

Definition of punt for Students

punted; punting
: to drop and kick a ball before it hits the ground

punter

noun

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punt

noun

Definition of punt for Students

: an act or instance of dropping and kicking a ball before it hits the ground


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