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[poon-tee-uh; Spanish poon-tee-lyah, -yah] /punˈti ə; Spanish punˈti lyɑ, -yɑ/

noun, plural puntillas
[poon-tee-uh z; Spanish poon-tee-lyahs, -yahs] /punˈti əz; Spanish punˈti lyɑs, -yɑs/ (Show IPA)
(in bullfighting) a short dagger used for cutting the spinal cord of the bull.


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  • Puntillero

    [poon-tee-air-oh; Spanish poon-tee-lye-raw, -ye-] /ˌpun tiˈɛər oʊ; Spanish ˌpun tiˈlyɛ rɔ, -ˈyɛ-/ noun, plural puntilleros [poon-tee-air-ohz; Spanish poon-tee-lye-raws, -ye-] /ˌpun tiˈɛər oʊz; Spanish ˌpun tiˈlyɛ rɔs, -ˈyɛ-/ (Show IPA) 1. (in bullfighting) a worker, or assistant, who gives the coup de grâce to the fallen bull with a puntilla.

  • Puntjak-djaja

    [poo n-chahk jah-yah] /ˈpʊn tʃɑk ˈdʒɑ yɑ/ noun 1. . [poo n-chahk jah-yah] /ˈpʊn tʃɑk ˈdʒɑ yɑ/ noun 1. a mountain in Irian Jaya, Indonesia, on W New Guinea: highest island point in the world. 16,503 feet (5030 meters).

  • Punto-fijo

    [poo n-toh fee-hoh; Spanish poon-taw fee-haw] /ˈpʊn toʊ ˈfi hoʊ; Spanish ˈpun tɔ ˈfi hɔ/ noun 1. a city in NW Venezuela, on the Paraguana Peninsula.

  • Punt soff

    verb phrase To deliberately forget; ignore and evade; bag: He decided to punt the whole problem off (1970s+ College students)

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