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[puhn-tee] /ˈpʌn ti/

noun, plural punties.
an iron rod used in glassmaking for handling the hot glass.
noun (pl) -ties
a long iron rod used in the finishing process of glass-blowing Also called pontil

“iron rod used in manipulating hot glass,” 1660s, from French pontil, a diminutive form from Latin punctum “a point” (see point (n.)).


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