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Punt

Punt appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Old Mr. Hunt
    had a cuddy punt
    Not a cuddy punt
    but a hunt punt cuddy.
  • Mrs Puggy Wuggy has a square cut punt.
    Not a punt cut square,
    Just a square cut punt.
    It's round in the stern and blunt in the front.
    Mrs Puggy Wuggy has a square cut punt.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun punt:

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Definition of the noun punt

What does punt mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: punts

  1. formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
  2. an open flat-bottomed boat used in shallow waters and propelled by a long pole
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: boat = a small vessel for travel on water
  3. (American football) a kick in which the football is dropped from the hands and kicked before it touches the ground
    • examples: the punt traveled 50 yards | punting is an important part of the game
    • domain: football / football game
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of punt: punting
    • more generic words: boot / kick / kicking = the act of delivering a blow with the foot

Alternative definition of the noun punt

noun

  1. [nautical] A pontoon; a narrow shallow boat propelled by a pole.
  2. [rugby, American football, soccer] A kick made by a player who drops the ball and kicks it before it hits the ground. Contrast drop kick.
  3. A point in the game of faro.
  4. A bet or wager
  5. An indentation in the base of a wine bottle.
  6. [context: glassblowing] A thin glass rod which is temporarily attached to a larger piece in order to better manipulate the larger piece.

Specialised definition of the noun punt

Glossary of sports

a kick in which a player drops a ball and kicks it before it hits the ground (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / American football

when a player 10 yards behind the center catches a snap, drops it and kicks it before it hits the ground; an opponent tries to catch and advance it the other way

Glossary of sports / rugby league

a kick in which the ball is dropped from the hands and struck before it hits the ground (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / rugby union

a kick on which the ball is dropped and kicked before it reaches the ground. A goal cannot be scored with a punt

Definition of the verb punt

What does punt mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: punted | punting | punts

  1. kick the ball
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Destination] [Theme]Steve tossed John the ball
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme]Steve tossed the ball
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] [Destination, locative adverb]I threw the package away
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] [Destination or Locative Preposition] [Destination]Steve tossed the ball to the garden
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source]Steve tossed the ball from the corner
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source] at / to / towards / for [Destination]Steve tossed the ball from the corner to the garden

      Verbs of Throwing (with the same syntax): bash, bat, bunt, chuck, fire, flick, fling, flip, hit, hurl, knock, lob, loft, nudge, pass, pitch, shoot, shove, slam, slap, sling, smash, tap.

    • domain: athletics / sport
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: kick = drive or propel with the foot
  2. propel with a pole
    • example: We went punting in Cambridge
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]He skated Penny | Tom jumped the horse
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective]Bill rolled the drawer open | He rode her seasick | He skated Penny exhausted | Tom walked the dog exhausted
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] to / into [Oblique, state]Bill rolled the drawer to an open position | He rode her to sickness | He skated Penny to exhaustion | Tom walked the dog to exhaustion
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Path Preposition] [Location]He skated Penny around the rink | He waltzed her across the floor
      [Theme - being] [Verb]Claire skated | The ball rolled | They waltzed
      [Theme - being] [Verb] [Oblique] [Adjective]Claire skated her skates blades blunt
      [Theme - being] [Verb] [Oblique 1] to / into [Oblique 2, state]Claire skated her skates blades to shreds | She waltzed herself to sickness | We walked ourselves into a state of exhaustion
      [Theme - being] [Verb] [Path Preposition] [Location]Claire skated along the canal

      Verbs of Motion (with the same syntax): balloon, boat, bobsled, bus, cab, caravan, chariot, coach, dogsled, ferry, gondola, helicopter, jeep, jet, moped, motor, parachute, rickshaw, rocket, sledge, sleigh, taxi, tram, trolley, yacht.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of punt: pole
    • more generic words: impel / propel = cause to move forward with force
    • entailment: force / push = move with force
  3. place a bet on

Alternative definition of the verb punt

verb

  1. [nautical] To propel a punt or similar craft by means of a pole.
  2. [rugby, American football, Australian Rules football, Gaelic football, soccer] To kick a ball dropped from the hands before it hits the ground.
  3. [soccer] To kick a bouncing ball far and high.
  4. To retreat from one's objective.
  5. [British, chiefly Ireland] To stake against the bank, to back a horse, to gamble or take a chance more generally
  6. [figuratively] To make a highly speculative investment or other commitment, or take a wild guess.

Specialised definition of the verb punt

Glossary of sports / American football

to kick the football upfield (by dropping it from the hands and kicking it in mid-air), usually on fourth down, so that the opponents will have a greater distance to move the ball when they gain possession (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / Gaelic football

if a player punts the ball, he releases it from his hand and kicks it before it bounces off the ground (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Music

"PUNT" is a musical album of Fratsen.

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Miscellanea

  1. Punt a.k.a. Boat: A boat is a watercraft of any size designed to float or plane, to work or travel on water. Small boats are typically found on inland or in protected coastal areas. However, boats such as the whaleboat were designed for operation from a ship in an offshore environment. In naval terms, a boat is a vessel small enough to be carried aboard another vessel. Another less restrictive definition is a vessel that can be lifted out of the water. Some definitions do not make a distinction in size, as 1000-foot bulk freighters on the Great Lakes are called oreboats. For reasons of naval tradition, submarines are usually referred to as 'boats' rather than 'ships', regardless of their size and shape.
  2. Punt: In American and Canadian football, a punt is a kick performed by dropping the ball from the hands and then kicking the ball before it hits the ground. The most common use of this tactic is to punt the ball downfield to the opposing team, usually on the final down, with the hope of giving the receiving team a field position that is more advantageous to the kicking team when possession changes.
  3. The punt kick is a common style of kicking in football games. It is a kick where the ball is dropped from the players' hands and kicked before the ball hits the ground. It is used in many football codes. It is the primary means of moving the ball around in Australian rules football and is similar to punts used tactically in American and Canadian football.
    • also known as Punt kick

Phrases with Punt

Phrases starting with the word Punt:

  1. Punt gun
  2. Punt returner

Phrases ending with the word Punt:

  1. Drop Punt
  2. irish punt
  3. Torpedo punt
  4. Hyalomma Punt
  5. Species Hyalomma Punt

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Punt

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Google previewChambers' Edinburgh Journal (1852)

The punt is a nondescript kind of boat, with perpendicular sides and square ends. The fishing-houses on the banks of the Thames—of which there are plenty on both sides of the river, from Putney to Kingston, and beyond—are abundantly ...

Google previewTime (1886)

by Edmund Hodgson Yates

A punt is a useful thing, it is not easily upset, it is very steady, will carry ...

Google previewThe King of Sports (2013)

Football's Impact on America by Gregg Easterbrook

The guy taking the snap in a North Carolina State game is the Marek and Mabel Alapin Quar- terback; the guy launching the punt is the Longley Family Punter. Every time North Carolina State punts, taxpayers should wince. The University of ...

Google previewArdent Spirits (2012)

Leaving Home, Coming Back by Reynolds Price

Propelling a punt is a thoroughly tricky bit ofsurvivalon-the-water. What's required is first-rate personal balance in an upright position and the strength to use a long pole to send the flat-bottomed boat onward—and all without propelling one's ...

Google previewWord Drops (2016)

A Sprinkling of Linguistic Curiosities by Paul Anthony Jones

A punt is the dint in the bottom of a wine bottle. A bunt is the middlemost part of a sail that billows out in the wind. The adjective naufragous describes anything that causes a shipwreck. Iceberg.

Google previewEmpire of Thebes, Or, Ages in Chaos Revisited (2006)

by Emmet John Sweeney

Punt is the Land of Netjer (Osiris), and the Land of Netjer is Palestine/Lebanon. Yet, as we saw, whilst conceding that Ta Netjer is connected with Palestine/ Phoenicia, Velik- ovsky's critics insist that the term was also used in connection with ...

Google previewThe Quest for Girthra (2005)

Epic, Heroic, Mythic, Mystic and Comic Methods for Catching the Great Musky by Richard A. Minich

As any football fan knows, the punt is an especially dangerous play. With all players running at full speed, hits from many angles can be deadly to knees and ankles. The same is true for the cockpit of a musky boat with Gomer, Goober, and ...

Google previewThe Capital Markets and Financial Management in Banking (2013)

by Robert Hudson, Alan Colley, Mark Largan

The Irish punt is the base currency in an exchange rate, except against sterling and the euro. • The ECU (while still a currency) is the base currency in an exchange rate, except against sterling and Irish punt. • Australian and New Zealand ...

Google previewThe Archaeology of Vernacular Watercraft (2016)

by Amanda M. Evans

Stephens' punt is a more shapely craft than the boxy Charleston bateau (Fig. 6.14 ). Its sides in the plan view are bent inwards, though not to the same degree as the Larkin Boat, as its bow and stern are only about three-quarters the midships ...

Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Football (2003)

by Joe Theismann, Brian Tarcy, Brian Billick

Joe's Gridiron Talk A pooch punt is a short, high kick designed to land around the 10-yard line in order to give the punting team a chance to down the ball. As long as the receiving team doesn't touch the ball, the punting team can touch it and ...

Google previewA Readable English Dictionary (1888)

Etymologically Arranged, with an Alphabetical Index by David Milne

A punt is a flat-bottomed boat for fishing in shallow waters &c. PE.Oi.K3. is, f., offspring (compare ad- olescere, to grow up, adult). Prolific means producing young or fruit in abundance. We speak of a prolific race, a prolific tree, a prolific brain, ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)

by Various

Punt, punt,n.a flatbottomed boatwith square ends.—v.t. to propel,asa boat, bypushing with a pole againstthe bottom ofa river: to kick the ball (in football) before it touches the ground, when let fall from ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sport (1898)

by Henry Charles Howard Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, Hedley Peek, Frederick George Aflalo

Running the Punt — The old style of running was in vogue when the punts used were heavy fishing punts with poles to match. Edward -Andrews, of Maidenhead, champion in 1876, was perhaps the most practised exponent of the style; but ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African History (2005)

A - G.. 1

Of periodic importance throughout the ancient Egyptian history was the country of Punt. As early as the fifth dynasty, the Egyptians referred to this African region where ...

Google previewThe Notre Dame Football Encyclopedia (2013)

4th Edition by Michael R. Steele

Inthefinal quarter, BraxstonBanks slammed infrom the one after Lyght blockeda punt, Pitt hit a 20yard fieldgoal,andMark Green scurried in fromthe 17 before Brown scored a twopoint conversion run. Pitt's defense heldNotre Dame to296yards, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African History 3-Volume Set (2013)

by Kevin Shillington

Of periodic importance throughout the ancient Egyptian history was the country of Punt. As early as the fifth dynasty, the Egyptians referred to this African region where ...

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Usage statistics about punt

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun punt:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb punt:

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Quotes about Punt

Punt returns will kill you quicker than a minnow can swim a dipper. (Darrell Royal)
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Scrabble value of P3U1N1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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