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Topic: WATER

Sense: 1-2
Date: 1000-1100
Language: Latin
Origin: ponto; PONTOON
Sense: 3
Date: 1800-1900
Origin: PUNT21
Sense: 4
Date: 1900-2000
Language: Irish

punt

1 noun
     
punt1
1

boat

[countable]TTW a long thin boat with a flat bottom that you move by pushing a long pole against the bottom of the river
2

a punt

the activity of travelling in a punt:
a punt down the river
3

kick

[countable usually singular]DSA in rugby or American football, the action of kicking the ball after dropping it from your hands:
a 45-yard punt
4

money

[countable] the standard unit of money used in the Republic of Ireland before the Euro
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