punter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n punter someone who bets
    • n punter (football) a person who kicks the football by dropping it from the hands and contacting it with the foot before it hits the ground
    • n punter someone who propels a boat with a pole
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Punter (London Stock Exchange) A scalper.
    • n Punter One who punts a football; also, one who propels a punt.
    • n Punter One who punts; specifically, one who plays against the banker or dealer, as in baccara and faro.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n punter One who fishes or hunts in a punt.
    • n punter One who punts a boat.
    • n punter One who marks the points in the game of basset; a marker.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Punter one who marks the points in basset or ombre
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Quotations

  • Gough Whitlam
    Gough Whitlam
    “The punters know that the horse named Morality rarely gets past the post, whereas the nag named Self-interest always runs a good race.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. ponte,. See Punt (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., through Sp.—L. punctum, a point.

Usage

In literature:

The Punter, or every player.
"The Gaming Table: Its Votaries and Victims" by Andrew Steinmetz
He had lost just as much himself to Blackstone of the Hussars, and Count Punter of the Hanoverian Cavalry.
"Vanity Fair" by William Makepeace Thackeray
But, happily, the cards are beveled, and the punters young.
"Scenes from a Courtesan's Life" by Honore de Balzac
It was a heavy and cumbersome machine, and the ferry-boy was not a good punter.
"Novel Notes" by Jerome K. Jerome
The chap's rotten with debt, divorced from his wife, and a punter at Monte Carlo.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
Her play-tables were forsaken by the most lavish punters.
"The Gods are Athirst" by Anatole France
There was a loud crack, and the punter was almost thrown over the side as the rotten pole broke in the middle.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
In case of his refusal the card is offered to the second punter.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
Punting appeared to monopolize the attention of the punter.
"Daisy's Aunt" by E. F. (Edward Frederic) Benson
Punters, in practice, stationed themselves with great care before getting off their kicks.
"Interference and Other Football Stories" by Harold M. Sherman
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In news:

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah senior Sean Sellwood is happy, but not satisfied to be the nation's leading punter .
Jets put punter Malone on 'hold'.
The value of Robert Malone isn't just limited to his role as the Jets' punter .
The Oklahoma punter talks about his Ping-Pong skills, teaming up with his brother Cole Way and the advice he gets from his parents.
Welcome to My World with punter Tress Way.
Wienke is in a competition with a few other inexperienced punters , too TV9's John Campbell and Chelsi McDonald talked to Wienke at Iowa football media day.
Highly regarded punter Matt Darr signed scholarship papers with the University of Tennessee on Wednesday and is eligible to play immediately for the Volunteers.
Canada native and former TJC punter Mitch Berger is playing in the Super Bowl.
Each of the six punters booted about 15 balls.
Just two punters in the last 14 drafts have been selected as high as the third round.
The Patriots announced that they have re-signed punter Tom Malone today.
Malone joins veteran Chris Hanson on the roster at the punter spot.
Moorman won the right to continue his punting duties with the Bills for a 12th season after a training camp competition with former Florida State punter Shawn Powell.
" Punters don't like the cold.".
The Australian Graham became Arizona's punter in December 2008 but was released just before the start of this season.
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