punt

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v punt place a bet on "Which horse are you backing?","I'm betting on the new horse"
    • v punt propel with a pole "pole barges on the river","We went punting in Cambridge"
    • v punt kick the ball
    • n punt (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"
    • n punt an open flat-bottomed boat used in shallow waters and propelled by a long pole
    • n punt formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The longest punt return for a touchdown was 103 yards
    • n Punt (Naut) A flat-bottomed boat with square ends. It is adapted for use in shallow waters.
    • n Punt Act of playing at basset, baccara, faro, etc.
    • n Punt (Football) The act of punting the ball.
    • Punt To boat or hunt in a punt.
    • Punt (Football) To kick (the ball) before it touches the ground, when let fall from the hands.
    • v. i Punt To play at basset, baccara, faro. or omber; to gamble. "She heard . . . of his punting at gaming tables."
    • Punt To propel, as a boat in shallow water, by pushing with a pole against the bottom; to push or propel (anything) with exertion.
    • Punt To punt a football.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There has never been a time in Super Bowl history where a punt return resulted in a touchdown.
    • n punt A flat-bottomed, square-ended, mastless boat of varying size and use. The smaller punts are used in fishing, and by sportsmen in shooting wild fowl; larger ones are often used as ferry-boats across shallow streams, and still larger ones are used as lighters and scows.
    • n punt [⟨ punt, verb, 3.] In foot-ball, a kick of the ball as it is dropped from the hands and before it strikes the ground.
    • punt To convey in a punt: as, he was punted across tho river.
    • punt To propel as a punt is usually propelled, by pushing with a pole against the bed of the water; force along by pushing: as, to punt a boat.
    • punt In fool-ball, to kick, as the ball, when it is dropped from the hands, and before it touches the ground; give a punt to.
    • punt In general, to knock; hit.
    • punt To hunt for aquatic game in a punt and with a punt-gun (which see).
    • n punt A point in the game of basset.
    • punt To play at basset or ombre.
    • n punt Same as punty, pontil.
    • n punt A push or shove.
    • n punt In glass manufacturing Same as milen.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Punt punt a flat-bottomed boat with square ends
    • v.t Punt to propel, as a boat, by pushing with a pole against the bottom of a river: to kick the ball (in football) before it touches the ground, when let fall from the hands: to knock
    • v.i Punt to pursue water-fowl in a punt with a punt-gun
    • v.i Punt punt to play at basset or ombre
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. ponter, or It. puntare, fr. L. punctum, point. See Point
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., through Sp.—L. punctum, a point.

Usage

In literature:

Let me finish punting to the plantation and you shall do the punting back.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
His craft safely moored, the man drew in a small punt which was towing astern and stepped into it.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
You won't mind sitting in the boat if I tie her to the old punt, will you, deary?
"The Captain's Bunk" by M. B. Manwell
Depicted in gaudy tints on the covers of paper novels they look well enough; and they make a better appearance in punts, I admit, than we do.
"More Trivia" by Logan Pearsall Smith
To make room for the visitor two of the inhabitants ate their share of a huge pie in the punt alongside.
"The Voyage Alone in the Yawl "Rob Roy"" by John MacGregor
She would not stay in the maid's lap, but ran to the side of the punt mewing piteously.
"Little Folks (October 1884)" by Various
Nothing would please him but to punt all day and every day, and a nice mess he made of it.
"The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame
An interesting feature in the regatta, and one which caused no end of fun, was the get-up of the copper punts.
"In Eastern Seas" by J. J. Smith
Here I ceased to pull, and Styles cautiously punted us into the creek with one of the sculls.
"The Red Triangle" by Arthur Morrison
Then the boys threw off the female garments, and taking the long poles punted the boat out into the lake.
"A Chapter of Adventures" by G. A. Henty
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In poetry:

Wretch that I was ! how often have I swore,
When WINNALL tallied, I would punt no more !
I know the bite, yet to my ruin run,
And see the folly which I cannot shun.
"Thursday, the Bassette-Table" by Mary Wortley Montagu
Cardelia. Wretch that I was, how often have I swore,
When Winnall tally'd, I would punt no more?
I know the Bite, yet to my Ruin run;
And see the Folly, which I cannot shun.
"The Basset-Table : An Eclogue" by Alexander Pope
He knows you! "sportsmen" from suburban alleys,
Stretched under seaweed in the treacherous punt;
Knows every lazy, shiftless lout that sallies
Forth to waste powder— as he says, to "hunt."
"My Aviary" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
"The filly's failing fast," thought Jack; "she's
nothing but a weed,
It’s a certainty she can't keep long in front.
I'll make a splendid target, if he likes to draw a
bead, As I try to cross the river on the punt."
"Jack Corrigan" by Barcroft Henry Boake
From Punt returned, from Phormio's Fleet, from Javan and Gadire,
He strongly occupies the seat about the tavern fire,
And, moist with much Falernian or smoked Massilian juice,
Revenges there the Brass-bound Man his long-enforced truce!
"Poseidon's Law" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

After allowing long punt return, Ravens' Rosburg says: 'Our coverage broke down in a number of areas'.
Percy was calling signals on the punt team and recognized the perfect TCU alignment that facilitated the 29-yard pass from Kyle Brotzman to Kyle Efaw that led to the Broncos ' winning touchdown.
Villanova's defense forced a punt, but then Stony Brook 's Davonte Anderson sealed matters on an interception with 4:15 left.
Indiana grabbed a lead thanks to a successful rushing attack and a blocked punt.
Baltimore Ravens' Jacoby Jones (12) returns a punt past Pittsburgh Steelers Jason more.
One of the topics that came up in our weekly ESPNBoston.com Patriots chat is the punt return role.
With top punt returner Julian Edelman on season-ending injured reserve, the Patriots turned to Wes Welker in Monday night's win over the Texans.
Mark Sanchez has been punted from Eva Longoria's life.
8 in tribute to the punting great.
Palm Springs' freshman phenom Taylor Hawkins earned our play of the night with a 60 yard punt return for a TD The Indians won 62-0 at Coachella Valley.
Miami Dolphins punter Brandon Fields (2) fumbles the return punt during the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Dec 2, 2012, in Miami.
Rogers' 95-yard punt return for touchdown is decisive play.
Change may be coming on punt return.
New Orleans Saints unveil statue at Superdome commemorating Steve Gleason's famous punt block.
KLOU and The Rams Do Mom and Me: Punt, Kick and Pass View Gallery.
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In science:

Op elk punt in dit vlak kun je twee richtingen uit.
Topological Strings and Quantum Curves
Op ieder punt van de bol kun je twee richtingen uit, zodat ook de bol 2-dimensionaal is.
Topological Strings and Quantum Curves
Die twee richtingen veranderen echter als je naar een ander punt op de bol beweegt.
Topological Strings and Quantum Curves
Moleculaire berekeningen in de dissociatielimiet leggen het zwakke punt van de FRPA bloot.
Faddeev Random Phase Approximation applied to molecules
Maar er was ook ´e ´en punt dat snel knipperde, ongeveer ´e ´en keer per seconde.
Radio Pulsars
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