Definitions for: Punt


[n] (football) kicking in which the football is dropped from the hands and kicked before it touches the ground; "the punt traveled 50 yards"; "punting is an important part of the game"
[n] an open flat-bottomed boat used in shallow waters and propelled by a long pole
[n] the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
[v] place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"
[v] propel with a pole; of barges on rivers, for example
[v] kick the ball; in certain kinds of sports



Webster (1913) Definition: Punt, v. i.
1. To boat or hunt in a punt.

2. To punt a football.


Punt, v. i. [F. ponter, or It. puntare, fr. L. punctum
point. See Point.]
To play at basset, baccara, faro. or omber; to gamble.

She heard . . . of his punting at gaming tables.
--Thackeray.


Punt, n.
Act of playing at basset, baccara, faro, etc.


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.


Punt, v. t.
1. To propel, as a boat in shallow water, by pushing with a
pole against the bottom; to push or propel (anything) with
exertion. --Livingstone.

2. (Football) To kick (the ball) before it touches the
ground, when let fall from the hands.


Punt, n. (Football)
The act of punting the ball.

Synonyms: back, bet on, gage, game, Irish pound, pole, pound, punting, stake

See Also: ante, bet, boat, boot, double up, force, impel, Irish monetary unit, kick, kick, kicking, parlay, penny, play, propel, push, wager

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