punt

Part of speech: verb

To propel, as a boat, by pushing with a pole.

Part of speech: verb

In football, to give a punt to ( the ball).

Part of speech: verb

To go hunting or fishing in a punt.

Part of speech: noun

A flat - bottomed boat.

Part of speech: noun

A barge propelled with a pole.

Part of speech: noun

The kicking of a dropped football before it strikes the ground.

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Usage examples "punt":

  1. The traditions of the Bushmen say that they came southward from the regions of the Great Lakes, and indeed the king and queen of Punt, as depicted by the Egyptians, were Bushmen or Hottentots. - "The Negro", W.E.B. Du Bois.
  2. " That means a new punt for me," said Billy, quietly. - "The Boy Scouts Book of Stories", Various.
  3. Now, I'll be bound that the apparatus for lowering your little punt astern is the ordinary couple of blocks- one at the stem, the other at the stern? - "The Eagle Cliff", R.M. Ballantyne.