punt


punt
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punt [1] NOUN a long, narrow, flat-bottomed boat, square at both ends and propelled with a long pole.
VERB travel or convey in a punt.
ORIGIN Latin ponto, denoting a flat-bottomed ferry boat.
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punt [2] VERB 1) American Football & Rugby kick the ball after it has dropped from the hands and before it reaches the ground. 2) Soccer kick (the ball) a long distance upfield.
NOUN a kick of this kind.
ORIGIN probably from dialect punt, «push forcibly».
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punt [3] VERB 1) Brit. informal bet or speculate. 2) (in some gambling card games) lay a stake against the bank.
NOUN informal, chiefly Brit. a bet.
ORIGIN French ponte 'player against the bank' .
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punt [4] NOUN the basic monetary unit of the Republic of Ireland.
ORIGIN Irish, 'a pound' .

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