"punt" Definition

Definitions for the word "punt" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. n.
Square-ended flat-bottomed pleasure boat propelled by a long pole. v. 1 propel (a punt) with a pole. 2 travel or convey in a punt. punter n. [low german or dutch]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
2. v.
Kick (a ball, esp. In rugby) after it has dropped from the hands and before it reaches the ground. n. Such a kick. [origin unknown]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
3. v.
1 colloq. A bet on a horse etc. B speculate in shares etc. 2 (in some card-games) lay a stake against the bank. [french ponter]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
4. n.
Chief monetary unit of the republic of ireland. [irish, = pound]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
5. slang
to gamble; PUNTING-SHOP, a gambling-house. Common in ancient writers, but now disused. The word seems confined to playing for “chicken stakes.” PUNT means now in the sporting world to back horses for small stakes.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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