punt


punt
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.
[OE < L ponto, punt (in LL, PONTOON)]
a flat-bottomed boat with broad, square ends, usually pushed along by a long pole
vt.
1. to propel (a boat) by pushing with a pole against the bottom of a shallow river or lake
2. to carry in a punt
vi.
to go in a punt
punt3 [punt]
vi.
[Fr ponter < ponte, point < Sp punto < L punctum, a POINT]
1. in certain card games, to bet against the banker
2. [Brit.] to gamble; bet
punt4 [poont]
n.
[Ir]
the former basic monetary unit of Ireland, superseded in 2002 by the EURO

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