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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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