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punt 1

 (pŭnt)
n.
An open flatbottom boat with squared ends, used in shallow waters and usually propelled by a long pole.
v. punt·ed, punt·ing, punts
v.tr.
1. To propel (a boat) with a pole.
2. To carry in a punt.
v.intr.
To go in a punt.

[Probably Middle English *punt, from Old English punt, from Latin pontō, pontoon, flatbottom boat, from pōns, pont-, bridge; see pent- in Indo-European roots.]

punt′er n.

punt 2

 (pŭnt) Football
n.
A kick in which the ball is dropped from the hands and kicked before it touches the ground.
v. punt·ed, punt·ing, punts
v.tr.
To propel (a ball) by means of a punt.
v.intr.
1. To execute a punt.
2. Informal To cease doing something; give up: Let's punt on this and try something else.

[Perhaps from dialectal punt, to strike, push, perhaps alteration of bunt.]

punt′er n.

punt 3

 (pŭnt)
intr.v. punt·ed, punt·ing, punts
1. Games To lay a bet against the bank, as in roulette.
2. Chiefly British Slang To gamble.

[French ponter, from obsolete pont, past participle of pondre, to put (obsolete), lay an egg, from Old French, to lay an egg, from Latin pōnere; see apo- in Indo-European roots.]

punt′er n.

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punt4

punt 4

 (pŭnt)
n.
The indentation in the bottom of a champagne or wine bottle.

[Perhaps from punty.]

punter

(ˈpʌntə)
n
(Nautical Terms) a person who punts a boat

punter

(ˈpʌntə)
n
(Ball Games, other than specified) a person who kicks a ball

punter

(ˈpʌntə)
n
1. (Horse Racing) a person who places a bet
2. (Gambling, except Cards) a person who places a bet
3. (Commerce) informal any member of the public, esp when a customer: the punters flock into the sales.
4. slang a prostitute's client
5. slang a victim of a con man
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.punter - someone who propels a boat with a pole
boatman, waterman, boater - someone who drives or rides in a boat
2.punter - (football) a person who kicks the football by dropping it from the hands and contacting it with the foot before it hits the ground
football, football game - any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
kicker - a player who kicks the football
3.punter - someone who betspunter - someone who bets      
taker - one who takes a bet or wager
caller - the bettor in a card game who matches the bet and calls for a show of hands
gambler - a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events

punter

noun
1. gambler, better, backer, punt (chiefly Brit.) Punters are expected to gamble £70m on the Grand National.
2. (Informal) customer, guest, client, patron, member of the audience The show ended when an irate punter punched one of the performers.
3. (Informal) person, guy (informal), fellow, bloke (Brit. informal), man in the street Most of these artists are not known to the ordinary punter.
Translations

punter

[ˈpʌntəʳ] (esp Brit) N
1. (Brit) (Racing) (= gambler) → jugador(a) m/f, apostador(a) m/f
2. (= customer) → cliente mf; [of prostitute] → cliente mf
the punter(s) (Brit) (= customer, member of public) → el público

punter

[ˈpʌntər] n
(British) (= gambler) → parieur/euse m/f
(= customer, client) → chaland(e) m/f

punter

1
n (= boater)Stechkahnfahrer(in) m(f)

punter

2
n
(Brit inf) (= better)Wetter(in) m(f); (= gambler)Spieler(in) m(f)
(esp Brit inf: = customer etc) → Kunde m, → Kundin f; (of prostitute)Freier m (inf); the average punterOtto Normalverbraucher

punter

[ˈpʌntəʳ] n (Brit) (fam) (gambler) → scommettitore/trice; (customer) → cliente m/f
References in classic literature ?
He had lost just as much himself to Blackstone of the Hussars, and Count Punter of the Hanoverian Cavalry.
Up he would march to the head of the punt, plant his pole, and then run along right to the other end, just like an old punter.
I also conversed with a punter who says his average bet is approximately PS15 and that he bets almost entirely on racing plus some occasional football.
Craig Snoswell, 28, was found hanged in the flat he shared with Fred Punter on Newcastle Quayside.
Mr Punter described his flatmate as "well-liked", and is urging more people to open up about their mental health issues.
ONE lucky punter turned [euro]3 into [euro]19,503 by placing a lottery bet on Wednesday night's draw.
Everybody is interested in the outcome of the polls and that's why we are expecting a massive business this time," said Karol Bagh- based punter.
Dylan Ausherman was smart enough to know better in 2012, when the junior college transfer redshirted behind senior punter Jackson Rice.
CAMARILLO - Camarillo High punter Bryan Anger began developing his kicking skills in the backyard of his childhood home.
In almost every case where a field goal is missed or a punt goes astray--unless it is very obvious that the snap was bad, the hold was bad, or somebody missed a block completely--the kicker or punter will have to take the heat.
A punter placed at pounds 20 bet - and scooped pounds 20,000 with a straggling horse which turned into a winner just yards from the finish line.