1 formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence [syn: Irish pound, Irish punt, pound]
2 an open flat-bottomed boat used in shallow waters and propelled by a long pole
3 (football) a kick in which the football is dropped from the hands and kicked before it touches the ground; "the punt traveled 50 yards"; "punting is an important part of the game" [syn: punting]
1 kick the ball
2 propel with a pole; "pole barges on the river"; "We went punting in Cambridge" [syn: pole]
3 place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse" [syn: bet on, back, gage, stake, game]
- Rhymes: -ʌnt
Etymology 1From ponto ‘Gaulish flat-bottomed boat’.
- : A pontoon; a narrow shallow boat propelled by a pole.
a narrow shallow boat propelled by a pole
- Finnish: jokivene
Etymology 2Possibly a dialectal variant of bunt.
- To kick a ball dropped from the hands before it hits the ground.
- To make a highly speculative investment or other commitment, or take a wild guess.
- To retreat from ones objective.
- A drop-kick.
- Finnish: lentopotku
A point in the game of faro
A bet or wager
- Finnish: veto
An indentation in the base of a wine bottle
EtymologyLatin pons. Compare Catalan pont, French pont, Italian ponte, Occitan pònt, Portuguese ponte, Spanish puente.
Punt can mean the following:
- A type of boat
- Punt (football), a way of kicking a ball
- Land of Punt, a fabled site in eastern Africa that was the source of many exotic products
- Punt, the indentation on the bottom of a wine bottle
- the Irish word for pound, specifically the Irish pound
- El Punt, a Catalan newspaper
punt in German: Punt
punt in Italian: Punt
ante, ante up, back, bet, bet on, boot, calcitration, call, catch a crab, cover, cut a crab, drop kick, fade, feather, feather an oar, gamble, give way, hazard, kick, kicking, knee, lay, lay a wager, lay down, make a bet, meet a bet, pace, paddle, parlay, pass, place kick, play against, plunge, ply the oar, pull, row, row away, row dry, scull, see, ship oars, shoot, sky an oar, speculate, stake, stand pat, wager