Associations to the word «Punt»


PUNT, noun. (nautical) A pontoon; a narrow shallow boat propelled by a pole.
PUNT, verb. (nautical) To propel a punt or similar craft by means of a pole.
PUNT, verb. (rugby) (American football) (Australian Rules football) (Gaelic football) (soccer) to kick a ball dropped from the hands before it hits the ground. This puts the ball farther from the goal across which the opposing team is attempting to score, so improves the chances of the team punting.
PUNT, verb. (soccer) To kick a bouncing ball far and high.
PUNT, verb. To retreat from one's objective.
PUNT, noun. (rugby) (American football) (soccer) A kick made by a player who drops the ball and kicks it before it hits the ground. Contrast drop kick.
PUNT, noun. A point in the game of faro.
PUNT, noun. The act of playing at basset, baccara, faro, etc.
PUNT, noun. A bet or wager.
PUNT, noun. An indentation in the base of a wine bottle.
PUNT, noun. (glassblowing) A thin glass rod which is temporarily attached to a larger piece in order to better manipulate the larger piece.
PUNT, verb. (Australia) () (Ireland) (New Zealand) (UK) To stake against the bank, to back a horse, to gamble or take a chance more generally
PUNT, verb. (figuratively) To make a highly speculative investment or other commitment, or take a wild guess.
PUNT, noun. The Irish pound, used as the unit of currency of Ireland until it was replaced by the euro in 2002.
PUNT GUN, noun. A type of extremely large shotgun used in the 19th and early 20th centuries for shooting large numbers of waterfowl for commercial harvesting operations and private sport
PUNT RETURNER, noun. (American football) a player on the receiving side whose primary job is to catch the football during a punt and carry the ball.
PUNT RETURNERS, noun. (American football) plural of punt returner

Dictionary definition

PUNT, noun. Formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence.
PUNT, noun. An open flat-bottomed boat used in shallow waters and propelled by a long pole.
PUNT, noun. (football) a kick 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".
PUNT, verb. Kick the ball.
PUNT, verb. Propel with a pole; "pole barges on the river"; "We went punting in Cambridge".
PUNT, verb. Place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse".

Wise words

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