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  • punt — Ⅰ. punt [1] ► NOUN ▪ a long, narrow, flat bottomed boat, square at both ends and propelled with a long pole. ► VERB ▪ travel or convey in a punt. ORIGIN Latin ponto, denoting a flat bottomed ferry boat. Ⅱ. punt [2] …   English terms dictionary

  • Punt — can mean the following:* A type of boat **Punt (boat), a flat bottomed boat with a square cut bow developed on the River Thames **Norfolk Punt, a type of racing dinghy developed in Norfolk **Cable ferry, known as a punt in Australian English *… …   Wikipedia

  • punt — punt1 [punt] n. [< slang of Rugby School, England: ? form of dial. bunt, to strike, kick: see BUNT1] Football a kick in which the ball is dropped and kicked before it hits the ground vt., vi. to kick (a football) in this way punt2 [punt] n.… …   English World dictionary

  • Punt — Punt, n. [AS., fr. L. ponto punt, pontoon. See {Pontoon}.] (Naut.) A flat bottomed boat with square ends. It is adapted for use in shallow waters. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • punt — [punt] ? ( ?/ ?) a punt, flat bottomed boat [L ponto] …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • Punt (boat) — This article concentrates on the history and development of punts and punting in England, for other usages see Norfolk punt and the general disambiguation pages at punt and punter. A punt is a flat bottomed boat with a square cut bow, designed… …   Wikipedia

  • punt — punt1 punter, n. /punt/, n. 1. Football. a kick in which the ball is dropped and then kicked before it touches the ground. Cf. drop kick, place kick. 2. a small, shallow boat having a flat bottom and square ends, usually used for short outings on …   Universalium

  • punt — I. /pʌnt / (say punt) –noun Also, punt kick. 1. Football a kick given to a ball dropped from the hands before it touches the ground. 2. Soccer a light, rising shot. –verb (t) 3. Football to kick (a ball dropped from the hands) before it touches… …   Australian English dictionary

  • punt — {{11}}punt (1) kick, 1845 (n. and v.), first in a Rugby list of football rules, perhaps from dialectal punt to push, strike, alteration of Midlands dialect bunt to push, butt with the head, of unknown origin, perhaps echoic. Student slang meaning …   Etymology dictionary

  • Punt kick — The Punt kick is one of, if not the most common style of kicking in football games. It is described as kicking the ball without the ball first hitting the ground. It is practised in many sports to some degree: Australian rules football, American… …   Wikipedia

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