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n. pl. pun·ties
An iron rod on which molten glass is handled when being shaped and worked. Also called pontil.

[Probably from French pontil; see pontil.]
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n, pl -ties
(Ceramics) a long iron rod used in the finishing process of glass-blowing. Also called: pontil
[C17: see pontil]
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"I was surprised to see him jump that high - someone must have given him a punty!
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Transfer the piece to a "punty" - a steel rod with some hot glass in the end which you use as a glue - warm it up in the furnace and finish it off.