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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
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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.
He had lost just as much himself to Blackstone of the Hussars, and Count Punter of the Hanoverian Cavalry.
BoyleSports' spokesman Liam Glynn said: "We would like to congratulate the lucky punter on their big win.
The odds have come down as the Modi wave continues unabated and the BJP has attracted leaders from different parties in the last couple of weeks," said a punter.
His initial season behind him, and with Rice having graduated, the process of competing to be Oregon's punter can truly begin for Ausherman.
For the more experienced punter, they can review the past winner trends, form guides and latest odds available on site to make an informed decision.
Prior to joining Punter Southall, she held positions in sales, marketing and product development at numerous asset management firms, including Bank of America, IXIS Asset Management, Scudder Stevens and Clark (currently DWS) and Pioneer Investments.
The birth of the Starting Price Regulatory Commission was never in the long-term interests of the punter either and the new system of returning starting prices has already come under fire.
In many cases, they are willing to accept a snapper who can just get the ball back to the holder or punter.
Under the old system, the payout would have been the same, but the punter would have had to pay a whopping pounds 450 in tax when laying the bet, leaving a profit of only pounds 550.