• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Punt-fishing angling from a punt in a pond, river, or lake
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S.,—L. ponto, a punt—pons, pontis, a bridge.


In literature:

We did not go into the realm of twilight; we went slap into that punt, where those three old men were fishing.
"Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog)" by Jerome K. Jerome
This punt belonged to Monsieur de Mortsauf, who used it for fishing.
"The Lily of the Valley" by Honore de Balzac
Here broke in the eldest boy, named John, aged ten, a native American, and a sailor already, whom I had twice fished up from a capsized punt.
"Oldport Days" by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
One day it was pike-fishing, with Dave to punt them about here and there among the pools.
"Dick o' the Fens" by George Manville Fenn
But I saw a fishing punt.
"Ruth Fielding and the Gypsies" by Alice B. Emerson
That he can shoot, fish, clean guns, manage nets, ride, sail boats, punt and row.
"Jack at Sea" by George Manville Fenn
These boxes were not unlike a Thames fishing punt in shape, although they were, proportionately, much narrower and deeper.
"Turned Adrift" by Harry Collingwood
He says he is determined to learn to row, and to swim, and to punt, and to fish.
"Littlebourne Lock" by F. Bayford Harrison
They then bailed out the punt, which was their only sailing craft, and put off for an all-day's fishing excursion.
"Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad" by Various
As Digby ran through the grounds he found him by the side of the lake, repairing one of the fishing punts.
"Digby Heathcote" by W.H.G. Kingston