Bunt



(of a goat or calf) to push with the horns or head; butt.
Baseball. to bat (a pitched ball) very gently so that it rolls into the infield close to home plate, usually by holding the bat loosely in hands spread apart and allowing the ball to bounce off it.
to push (something) with the horns or head.
Baseball. to bunt a ball.
a push with the head or horns; butt.
Baseball.

the act of bunting.
a bunted ball.

Nautical. the middle part of a square sail.
the bagging part of a fishing net or bagging middle area of various cloth objects.
a smut disease of wheat in which the kernels are replaced by the black, foul-smelling spores of fungi of the genus Tilletia.
Historical Examples

Kenelm Chillingly, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Margaret Montfort Laura E. Richards
The Young Pitcher Zane Grey
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth
Mary’s Little Lamb Edith Francis Foster
Textiles William H. Dooley
Baseball Joe, Captain of the Team Lester Chadwick
Frank Merriwell’s Son Burt L. Standish
The Viking Blood Frederick William Wallace
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

verb
(of an animal) to butt (something) with the head or horns
to cause (an aircraft) to fly in part of an inverted loop or (of an aircraft) to fly in such a loop
(US & Canadian) (in baseball) to hit (a pitched ball) very gently
noun
the act or an instance of bunting
noun
(nautical) the baggy centre of a fishing net or other piece of fabric, such as a square sail
noun
a disease of cereal plants caused by smut fungi (genus Tilletia)
v.
n.

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