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An open flatbottom boat with squared ends, used in shallow waters and usually propelled by a long pole.
v. punt·ed, punt·ing, punts
1. To propel (a boat) with a pole.
2. To carry in a punt.
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 2(pŭnt) Football
A kick in which the ball is dropped from the hands and kicked before it touches the ground.
v. punt·ed, punt·ing, punts
To propel (a ball) by means of a punt.
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.]
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.]
The indentation in the bottom of a champagne or wine bottle.
[Perhaps from punty.]
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(Nautical Terms) a person who punts a boat
(Ball Games, other than specified) a person who kicks a ball
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
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|Noun||1.||punter - someone who propels a boat with a pole|
|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 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
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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.
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punter[ˈpʌntəʳ] (esp Brit) N
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(British) (= gambler) → parieur/euse m/f
(= customer, client) → chaland(e) m/f
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n (= boater) → Stechkahnfahrer(in) m(f)
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punter[ˈpʌntəʳ] n (Brit) (fam) (gambler) → scommettitore/trice; (customer) → cliente m/f
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