I. noun Etymology: Middle English *punt, from Old English, from Latin ponton-, ponto Date: before 12th century a long narrow flat-bottomed boat with square ends usually propelled with a pole II. transitive verb Date: 1816 to propel (as a punt) with a pole III. intransitive verb Etymology: French ponter, from ponte point in some games, play against the banker, from Spanish punto point, from Latin punctum — more at point Date: 1712 1. to play at a gambling game against the banker 2. British gamble IV. verb Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1845 transitive verb to kick (as a football or soccer ball) with the top of the foot before the ball which is dropped from the hands hits the ground intransitive verb to punt a ball V. noun Date: 1845 the act or an instance of punting a ball VI. noun Etymology: Irish, pound, from English pound Date: 1975 the monetary pound of Ireland

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