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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Long was the Bruins defensive coordinator in 1996-97, while Caragher was coaching the wide receivers, punters and kickers. Kirk Kenney, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Aztecs hiring former USD football coach Ron Caragher as an assistant," 5 Apr. 2018 In addition to taking five courses, Butler started working with the Bulldogs’ kickers and punters during the 2016 season and was invited back by Smart for 2017. Dan Gartland, SI.com, "Five Things to Know About Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia’s Bespectacled Kicker," 8 Jan. 2018 It’s easier to retire a single-digit number because only quarterbacks, kickers, and punters are eligible to wear them, so fewer of those numbers are needed. Zach Berman, Philly.com, "What to know about Eagles' undrafted rookies | Early Birds," 16 May 2018 Bach was also a second-team, all-league selection at punter. David Krueger, The Seattle Times, "‘It’s revenge time’: Marysville-Pilchuck turns to experienced, beefy offensive line for turnaround," 21 Aug. 2018 At punter, the Eagles are giving Cameron Johnston a chance to win the job. Zach Berman, Philly.com, "Doug Pederson wants the Eagles to 'rip off the dog masks and no longer be the underdog' | Early Birds," 13 June 2018 Dickson was the first of only five punters to be drafted, but might just be the steal of Day 3. Nick Schwartz, For The Win, "The Seahawks' new Australian punter can kick the ball a mile," 9 May 2018 Kickers: Here's the kicker (and punter) ... literally. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "'Madden NFL 19' player ratings: 9 head-turning observations include slight to Eli Manning," 12 July 2018 After punting in all 13 games for Oregon last season as a true freshman, Stack came into the spring wanting to become the first Duck since 1994 to be the team’s full-time place kicker and punter. Tyson Alger, OregonLive.com, "Oregon Ducks 2018 spring rewind: Special teams," 7 May 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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