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.
Recent Examples on the Web Detroit Lions punter Jack Fox signed his exclusive rights free agent tender Monday, a contract that could be a precursor to a bigger long-term deal. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, 11 Apr. 2022 That hasn’t happened for a punter since 2012, when Jacksonville selected Cal’s Bryan Anger in the third round. San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Mar. 2022 Detroit recovered an onside kick and successfully faked two punts to pick up first down, including one with punter Jack Fox throwing a sharp, 17-yard pass, in a loss against the Los Angeles Rams. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 31 Oct. 2021 The Australian punter comes to the Cardinals to fill a position that was a massive weakness a year ago. Cameron Teague Robinson, The Courier-Journal, 25 Aug. 2021 The list includes Ohio State’s five players rated as five-star recruits, 12 ranked in the top 200 and an Australian punter who was the first member of the class to sign in September. Stephen Means, cleveland, 16 Dec. 2020 Jamieson Sheahan, Cal’s Australian punter, embraces Berkeley. oregonlive, 25 Oct. 2020 Fisher sent kicker/punter Michael Carrizosa onto the field to no avail, arguing with a referee as the field was cleared. Tyler J. Davis, Detroit Free Press, 2 May 2022 Dicker also excelled as the Longhorns’ punter once elevated to the role full-time last season. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, 26 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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16 May 2022

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“Punter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punter. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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