bunt


bunt
bunt
bunt1 [bunt]
vt., vi.
[< ? ME bounten, to return]
1. [Brit. Dial.] to strike or butt with or as with horns
2. Baseball to bat (a pitched ball) lightly without swinging so that it rolls within the infield, usually in attempting to advance a base runner
n.
1. a butt or shove
2. Baseball
a) the act of bunting
b) a bunted ball
bunt2 [bunt]
n.
[< earlier dial., a puffball]
a disease that destroys the grain of wheat and other grasses, caused by various fungi (genus Tilletia)
bunt3 [bunt]
n.
[< ? MLowG & MDu, a binding, bundle; akin to BIND]
1. the sagging part of a fish net
2. the bellying part of a square sail

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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