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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That undoubtedly means Martin will be the Lions’ punter this fall, though that never was in much doubt. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Why the Detroit Lions' offensive line isn't as horrible as it seems," 31 Aug. 2019 Ray Guy, the Hall of Fame Oakland punter, auctioned off three Super Bowl rings for $100,000. Rich Cohen, Harper's magazine, "The Wood Chipper," 19 Aug. 2019 Mann and Kessler, who spent a lone NFL season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1998, are the only two punters in NCAA annals to average at least 50 yards per punt in a season (minimum 36 punts). Brent Zwerneman, ExpressNews.com, "Aggies’ record-setting punter back for an encore," 30 July 2019 But to hear special teams coordinator Dave Fipp explain it, Johnston is neither unchallenged nor a lock to be the Eagles’ opening day punter. Zach Berman, Philly.com, "What's the Eagles' plan at punter as training camp approaches? | Early Birds," 10 July 2018 Pat O’Donnell is going to be the punter and holder. Brad Biggs, chicagotribune.com, "Bears Q&A: Is there a problem with the backup quarterbacks? How many touches will Cordarrelle Patterson get? Plus more kicker questions.," 21 Aug. 2019 Eemil Herranen, who came in from Texas, will be the punter. San Diego Union-Tribune, "2019 Palomar League prep football preview," 17 Aug. 2019 The next best defensive weapon could be punter Braden Mann. Edgar Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "2019 College Football Rankings: No. 10 Texas A&M trending up under Jimbo Fisher," 15 Aug. 2019 Through a week of practice, the Cowboys have given Pollard reps both as a returner and in rushing the punter on special-teams drills. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, "Rookie RB Tony Pollard gets Dak Prescott’s vote as one of Cowboys' 'most exciting' players," 5 Aug. 2019

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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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