punt·​er ˈpən-tər How to pronounce punter (audio)
: one that punts: such as
chiefly British : a person who gambles
especially : one who bets against a bookmaker
: a person who uses a punt in boating
: a person who punts a ball
chiefly British : customer, patron

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.
Recent Examples on the Web The players include 47 defensive backs, 33 defensive linemen, 27 wide receivers, 24 offensive linemen, 22 linebackers, 13 running backs, 10 quarterbacks, six tight ends, three kickers, three punters, one fullback and one long snapper. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 10 Sep. 2023 The quarterback never holds back during his appearances with McAfee, a former NFL punter who has created a media empire that now has ESPN streaming his show every day. Christopher Kuhagen, Journal Sentinel, 7 Sep. 2023 Joe Cardona: The veteran long snapper, entering his ninth season in New England, will be charged with working with a rookie punter and kicker. Christopher Price, BostonGlobe.com, 5 Sep. 2023 One of those auditioning was McAfee, the media personality and former Colts punter. Scott Horner, The Indianapolis Star, 5 Sep. 2023 The Aztecs have had several walk-ons earn scholarships in recent seasons, including kicker/punter Jack Browning, safety Davaughn Celestine and wide receiver Mekhi Shaw within the past year. Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Sep. 2023 Two years ago the NFL made several major changes, including allowing every position except offensive linemen and defensive linemen to join quarterbacks, punters and kickers in the prestigious single digits. Dave Campbell, Chicago Tribune, 18 Aug. 2023 After all, what's a punter if not someone who can kick the football far? Jr Radcliffe, Journal Sentinel, 29 Aug. 2023 Moore is also Duncanville’s punter and had a key 6-yard run after a bad snap to convert a fourth-and-5 play from Duncanville’s 9-yard line that kept alive the drive that ended with his 89-yard touchdown. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, 26 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of punter was circa 1706

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“Punter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punter. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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