punt·​er | \ ˈpən-tər How to pronounce punter (audio) \

Definition of punter

1 : one that punts: such as
a chiefly British : a person who gambles especially : one who bets against a bookmaker
b : a person who uses a punt in boating
c : a person who punts a ball
2 chiefly British : customer, patron

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Examples of punter in a Sentence

He was one of the greatest punters in NFL history. Effective marketing means getting the punters to buy what you want them to buy. The sale attracted more than 1,000 punters.
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Undrafted out of Hawaii, Sanchez was brought in as competition for veteran Jeff Locke, the punter the Colts signed in the aftermath of Pat McAfee’s unexpected decision to retire. Joel A. Erickson, Indianapolis Star, "Colts observations: Spencer Ware's best traits will show up in training camp," 13 June 2019 With his tattooed arms and neck and his 6-foot-4, 215-pound frame, Hedley doesn’t look like the prototypical punter. Christy Cabrera Chirinos, sun-sentinel.com, "UM coach Manny Diaz pleased with Hurricanes’ offseason program: ‘It maybe exposed some guys ...'," 11 June 2019 There is expected to be at least one other punter on hand. Chris Tomasson, Twin Cities, "Vikings to bring in punters Justin Vogel, Shane Tripucka for a workout," 10 June 2019 The atmosphere trackside reached fever pitch as the horses broke from the gate, with almost every punter having put their faith in Dettori and his ride Turgenev. Ben Church, CNN, "Frankie Dettori and Stradivarius win Gold Cup at Royal Ascot," 20 June 2019 Bonamego traveled the country working out punters before the 2013 draft and fell in love with Martin’s leg and demeanor. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions' Sam Martin out to be 'the best Sam I can be' after 2 down seasons," 6 June 2019 English and Irish punters will pound him at the betting windows. New York Times, "Kentucky Derby 2018: Odds and Our Experts’ Predictions," 4 May 2018 Drew Kaser, who played for the Chargers from 2016-18, will be a third punter working out for the Vikings on Wednesday. Dane Mizutani, Twin Cities, "Vikings WR Stefon Diggs back at practice, adjusting to yet another offense," 11 June 2019 The Packers took Alabama's punter with the 174th pick in the fifth round Saturday. Michael Casagrande, AL.com, "Alabama's JK Scott drafted by Packers," 28 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of punter

circa 1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of punter was circa 1706

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English Language Learners Definition of punter

American football : a player whose job is to punt the ball
British, informal : someone who makes a bet
chiefly British : a person who goes on a river, canal, etc., in a long, thin boat (called a punt)

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