Punter



[puhnt] /pʌnt/

noun
1.
Football. a kick in which the ball is dropped and then kicked before it touches the ground.
Compare , .
2.
a small, shallow boat having a flat bottom and square ends, usually used for short outings on rivers or lakes and propelled by poling.
verb (used with object)
3.
Football. to kick (a dropped ball) before it touches the ground.
4.
to propel (a small boat) by thrusting against the bottom of a lake or stream, especially with a pole.
5.
to convey in or as if in a punt.
verb (used without object)
6.
to punt a football.
7.
to propel a boat by thrusting a pole against the bottom of a river, stream, or lake.
8.
to travel or have an outing in a punt.
9.
Informal. to equivocate or delay:
If they ask you for exact sales figures, you’ll have to punt.
[puhnt] /pʌnt/
verb (used without object)
1.
Cards. to lay a stake against the bank, as at faro.
2.
Slang. to gamble, especially to bet on horse races or other sporting events.
noun
3.
Cards. a person who lays a stake against the bank.
/ˈpʌntə/
noun
1.
a person who punts a boat
/ˈpʌntə/
noun
1.
a person who kicks a ball
/ˈpʌntə/
noun
1.
a person who places a bet
2.
(informal) any member of the public, esp when a customer: the punters flock into the sales
3.
(slang) a prostitute’s client
4.
(slang) a victim of a con man
/pʌnt/
noun
1.
an open flat-bottomed boat with square ends, propelled by a pole See quant1
verb
2.
to propel (a boat, esp a punt) by pushing with a pole on the bottom of a river, etc
/pʌnt/
noun
1.
a kick in certain sports, such as rugby, in which the ball is released and kicked before it hits the ground
2.
any long high kick
verb
3.
to kick (a ball, etc) using a punt
/pʌnt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to gamble; bet
noun
2.
a gamble or bet, esp against the bank, as in roulette, or on horses
3.
Also called punter. a person who bets
4.
(Austral & NZ, informal) take a punt at, to have an attempt or try at (something)
/pʊnt/
noun
1.
(formerly) the Irish pound
n.

1888 in football, agent noun from punt (v.).
n.

“kick,” 1845; see punt (v.).

“flat-bottomed river boat,” late Old English punt, perhaps an ancient survival of British Latin ponto “flat-bottomed boat” (see OED), a kind of Gallic transport (Caesar), also “floating bridge” (Gellius), from Latin pontem (nominative pons) “bridge” (see pontoon). Or from or influenced by Old French cognate pont “large, flat boat.”
v.

“to kick a ball dropped from the hands before it hits the ground,” 1845, first in a Rugby list of football rules, perhaps from dialectal punt “to push, strike,” alteration of Midlands dialect bunt “to push, butt with the head,” of unknown origin, perhaps echoic. Student slang meaning “give up, drop a course so as not to fail,” 1970s, is because a U.S. football team punts when it cannot advance the ball. Related: Punted; punting.

noun

A gambler; a bettor: Inside the clubhouse, the punters sit enraged on their slatted benches

[1706+; fr French punter, ”to place a bet against the bank in a card game,” of uncertain origin]

verb

To gamble; bet

[1706+; fr French ponte, Spanish punta, ”point,” used for playing against the banker in faro and other games]

noun

verb

To shoot: He potted a woodchuck (1860+)

Related Terms

go to pot, not have a pot to piss in, rumpot, sexpot, a shitload, tinpot

[all senses fr cooking pot, as something containing a pot-luck mess of food, something sooty and unattractive, something fat-looking, something to be filled by hitting the hunt’s prey, etc]

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