Punt-gun

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Punt-gun a heavy gun of large bore used for shooting water-fowl from a punt
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S.,—L. ponto, a punt—pons, pontis, a bridge.

Usage

In literature:

I have often thought what a paradise these lakes would have made for the veteran Colonel Hawker with his punt gun.
"Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon" by Samuel White Baker
In the United States we have eliminated the swivel guns, the punt guns and the very-big-bore guns.
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday
Even duck-shooting becomes a weariness when a man has to manage gun and punt single-handed.
"Wandering Heath" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
That he can shoot, fish, clean guns, manage nets, ride, sail boats, punt and row.
"Jack at Sea" by George Manville Fenn
When over seventy years of age, he killed from seventy to eighty duck in one day in his punt and with his own gun.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson
The stately brown geese stalk over the lawns careless of poulterers or punt-guns.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
As a rule, one cannot aim a punt-gun; one must turn the punt, and Jake noted that the craft swerved.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
You must have a gun for that, either for punt or shoulder, according to the shooting.
"Sporting Society, Vol. II (of 2)" by Various
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