Topic: WATER

Sense: 1
Date: 1800-1900
Origin: PUNT12
Sense: 2
Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Perhaps from punt 'to hit, push' (1800-1900).


2 verb
1 [intransitive and transitive]DLOTTW to go on a river in a punt
punt along/down/past etc
Pete punted us back to the boatyard.
2 [transitive]DSA
a) in rugby or American football, to drop the ball from your hands and kick it:
He punted the ball 40 yards.
b) to kick a ball hard so that it goes a long way

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