punter

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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.
THERE has undoubtedly been an increase in the number of punters who voice their dissatisfaction at having their stakes restricted, either partially or to such an extent they may as well not have bothered asking.
SMUG bookmakers sailed off into the Bank Holiday Weekend with bulging wallets after giving punters a hiding at the Galway Races.
THE controversies and infighting within the BJP seem to have very little impact on punters across the country.
All were designed to speed what punters call their "get-off time," and enhance his distance and placement.
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Bookmakers reported mixed fortunes after a closely-matched firstday jousting between the layers and punters at Cheltenham.
Unless I nodded off for a couple of minutes during an industry speech at the Gimcrack Dinner this week, I can't recall one of the high and mighty of the bookmaking world referring to punters.