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    punt

    punt - Dictionary definition and meaning for word punt

    Definition
    (noun) formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
    Synonyms : irish pound , irish punt , pound
    Definition
    (noun) an open flat-bottomed boat used in shallow waters and propelled by a long pole Definition
    (noun) (football) a kick in which the football is dropped from the hands and kicked before it touches the ground
    Synonyms : punting
    Example Sentence
    • the punt traveled 50 yards
    • punting is an important part of the game
    Definition
    (verb) kick the ball Definition
    (verb) propel with a pole
    Synonyms : pole
    Example Sentence
    • pole barges on the river
    • We went punting in Cambridge
    Definition
    (verb) place a bet on
    Synonyms : back , bet on , gage , game , stake
    Example Sentence
    • Which horse are you backing?
    • I'm betting on the new horse
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