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Punt may refer to:

In boats:

  • Punt (boat), a flat-bottomed boat with a square-cut bow developed on the River Thames
  • Norfolk Punt, a type of racing dinghy developed in Norfolk
  • Cable ferry, known as a punt in Australian English

In people:

  • Jos Punt (born 1946), a Dutch bishop
  • Steve Punt (born 1962), a British comedian, of Punt and Dennis
    • Punt and Dennis, a comedy double act consisting of Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis
  • Terry L. Punt (born 1949), Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate

In other:

Punt may also refer to:


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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English

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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Latin ponto (Gaulish flat-bottomed boat).

Noun

Singular
punt

Plural
punts

punt (plural punts)

  1. (nautical) A pontoon; a narrow shallow boat propelled by a pole.
Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to punt

Third person singular
punts

Simple past
punted

Past participle
punted

Present participle
punting

to punt (third-person singular simple present punts, present participle punting, simple past and past participle punted)

  1. (nautical) To propel a punt or similar craft by means of a pole.
Translations

Etymology 2

Possibly a dialectal variant of bunt; Rugby is the origin of the sports usage of the term.

Verb

Infinitive
to punt

Third person singular
punts

Simple past
punted

Past participle
punted

Present participle
punting

to punt (third-person singular simple present punts, present participle punting, simple past and past participle punted)

  1. (rugby, American football, Australian Rules football, Gaelic football) To kick a ball dropped from the hands before it hits the ground.
  2. To retreat from one's objective.
    • ca. 2002, Ben Collins-Sussman, Brian W. Fitzpatrick and C. Michael Pilato, “Basic Work Cycle”, in Version Control with Subversion[1]:
      Punting: Using svn revert¶ If you decide that you want to throw out your changes and start your edits again (whether this occurs after a conflict or anytime), just revert your changes
Derived terms
Translations

Noun

Singular
punt

Plural
punts

punt (plural punts)

  1. (American football) A kick made by a player who drops the ball and kicks it before it hits the ground. Contrast drop kick.
Translations

Etymology 3

From French ponte or Spanish ponto (point).

Noun

Singular
punt

Plural
punts

punt (plural punts)

  1. A point in the game of faro.
  2. A bet or wager
  3. An indentation in the base of a wine bottle.
  4. (glassblowing) A thin glass rod which is temporarily attached to a larger piece in order to better manipulate the larger piece.
Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to punt

Third person singular
punts

Simple past
punted

Past participle
punted

Present participle
punting

to punt (third-person singular simple present punts, present participle punting, simple past and past participle punted)

  1. (Commonwealth, chiefly Irish) To stake against the bank, to back a horse, to gamble or take a chance more generally
    • 2004, John Buglear, “Is it worth the risk? – introducing probability”, in Quantitative methods for business: the A-Z of QM[2], ISBN 9780750658980, page 339:
      Whether you want to gamble on a horse race, bet on which player will score first in a game of football, have a punt on a particular tennis player winning a grand slam event, you are buying a chance, a chance which is measured in terms of probability, ‘the odds’.
    • 2006 June 23, Dan Roebuck, “Eriksson's men still worth a punt”, The Guardian:
      Eriksson's men still worth a punt
    • 2009 November 3, Sarah Collerton, “Cup punt not child's play”, ABC News:
      Australians have a reputation for being keen to bet on two flies climbing up a wall and today young ones often take a casual classroom punt
  2. (figuratively) To make a highly speculative investment or other commitment, or take a wild guess.
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Dutch

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Etymology

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Pronunciation

Noun

punt m. (plural punten, diminutive puntje, diminutive plural puntjes)

  1. (geometry) point
    Door twee punten gaat precies één rechte.
    Through two points one can draw exactly one straight line.
  2. mark

Punctuation

( ( ) ) ( [ ] ) ( { } ) ( )

full stop, period

  1. Punt, gedaan.
    Full stop, finished. / That’s it, period.
    Aan het einde van een zin hoort een punt of een ander leesteken.
    At the end of a sentence there belongs a full stop or another punctuation sign.
  2. dot
    Een ypsilon, zonder puntjes.
    A wye, without dots on it.

Derived terms


Irish

Etymology

From Middle Irish punt < Middle English pund (pound).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /pˠʊn̪ˠt̪ˠ/

Noun

punt m.

  1. A pound, money.
  2. A pound, weight.

Declension

First declension

Bare forms:

Case Singular Plural
Nominative punt puint
Vocative a phuint a phunta
Genitive puint punt
Dative punt puint

Forms with the definite article:

Case Singular Plural
Nominative an punt na puint
Genitive an phuint na bpunt
Dative leis an bpunt

don phunt

leis na puint

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
punt phunt bpunt
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Romansch

Etymology

From Latin pons. Cognates include Catalan pont, French pont, Italian ponte, Occitan pònt, Portuguese ponte, Spanish puente.

Pronunciation

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Noun

punt m.

  1. bridge

Slovene

Etymology

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Noun

punt m.

  1. revolt







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