punter

noun punt·er \ ˈpən-tər \
|Updated on: 10 Aug 2018

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

Examples of punter in a Sentence

  1. He was one of the greatest punters in NFL history.

  2. Effective marketing means getting the punters to buy what you want them to buy.

  3. The sale attracted more than 1,000 punters.

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First Known Use of punter

circa 1706

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PUNTER Defined for English Language Learners

punter

Definition of punter for English Language Learners

  • American football : a player whose job is to punt the ball

  • : someone who makes a bet

  • : a person who goes on a river, canal, etc., in a long, thin boat (called a punt)



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