Punt-out

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Punt-out (American Football) A punt made from the goal line by a player of the side which has made a touchdown to one of his own side for a fair catch, from which an attempt to kick a goal may be made.
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Usage

In literature:

This is swung giddily out over the sea by the crane and dropped on the thwarts of the waiting punt.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
John, trusting too much to his own powers, had gone out in the punt, and soon found out that he could not manage it in so strong a wind.
"The Settlers in Canada" by Frederick Marryat
She and Helen came out upon the beach almost at the spot where the fishing punt lay.
"Ruth Fielding and the Gypsies" by Alice B. Emerson
The Messenger picked up the fallen pole, set it, and drove the punt out into the river.
"Special Messenger" by Robert W. Chambers
John, trusting too much to his own powers, had gone out into the punt, and soon found out that he could not manage it in so strong a wind.
"The Settlers in Canada" by Frederick Marryat
There remained a chance to punt it out of danger.
"Stanford Stories" by Charles K. Field
Rollins punted out at Claflin's forty-seven.
"Left Guard Gilbert" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Jeannie had been so pleasant and so good a comrade till they had gone out in the punt.
"Daisy's Aunt" by E. F. (Edward Frederic) Benson
Would the big wind catch the little punt out of harbour?
"Billy Topsail & Company" by Norman Duncan
When the punt was level with him he stepped out from the bank.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
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In news:

Indeed, the Russets got one of those three and outs on the next Digger offensive possession and on the Digger punt, Cannon got loose for a 67 yard punt return which set up the Russet offense on the Digger 11 yard line.
That one play was when Bobby Mena marched in from 15 yards out after a huge punt return to put Gila Ridge (6-2 overall) ahead for good 7-0.
After a pair of three-and-outs by each offense, Ohio State's Ray Small took a short 37-yard punt from Penn State's Jeremy Boone and returned it 41 yards to the Nittany Lions 9.
With regular punter Chris Jones out with a knee injury, veteran Brian Moorman will handle the punting duties.
The Gators got the ball to start the game, but went 3-and-out and punted.
After five NFL seasons, Sav Rocca is still looking for new ways to get the most out of his punts.
Late TD after botched punt knocks Chapin out of game.
When it comes to Chicago Bears return man Devin Hester, punting out of bounds easier said than done.
With lawsuits on the rise, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell throws out an idea: replace kickoffs with punts to make the game safer.
Because of the rate at which Drew sophomore Marquis Terry is returning punts for touchdowns this season, opponents may have to consider just kicking the ball out of bounds.
The Rams prized his directional punting skills out of college, the better to avoid some of the league's best return men, and against Arizona he twice avoided Patrick Peterson with efforts of 68 and 57 yards that bounced out of bounds.
The Zebras (7-1, 5-0 7A/6A-South) lined up to punt during the drive, though, but it turned out to be a fake with punter Austin McGehee.
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On three punts , he averaged 45.3 yards, including a beautifully placed 49-yard boot out of bounds in the final minutes of a close contest.
But those punts out of the end zone, backed up — I think it was good for me to see, 'Look, this pressure situation, you still can perform in these situations.
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