American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Baseball To bat (a pitched ball) by tapping it lightly so that the ball rolls slowly in front of the infielders.
- v. Baseball To cause (a base runner) to advance or (a run) to score by bunting.
- v. To push or strike with or as if with the head; butt.
- v. Baseball To bunt a pitched ball: The batter squared away to bunt.
- v. To butt.
- n. Baseball The act of bunting.
- n. Baseball A bunted ball.
- n. A butt with or as if with the head.
- n. The middle portion of a sail, especially a square one, that is shaped like a pouch to increase the effect of the wind.
- n. The pouchlike midsection of a fishing net in which the catch is concentrated.
- n. A smut disease of wheat and other cereal grasses, caused by fungi of the genus Tilletia and resulting in grains filled with foul-smelling, sooty black spores. Also called stinking smut.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To push with the horns or head, as a goat or a calf.
- To spring; rear.
- n. A push with the head, or the head and horns.
- n. The middle part of a square sail; also, the middle, baggy part of a net, etc.
- To swell out; belly, as a sail.
- To sift.
- n. A smut which infests and destroys the kernels of wheat; an ustilagineous fungus, Tilletia caries, which causes serious damage in Europe, and is becoming troublesome in America. The common smut of wheat and oats in the United States is Ustilago carbo, and is not called
bunt. Also called bladder-brand.
- n. A name sometimes given to the puffball, Lycoperdon.
- In baseball, to block (the ball) with the bat, so that it goes to the ground and rolls only a short distance.
- n. A blunt stone arrow-head with rounded edge in place of a point.
- n. The middle part, cavity, or belly of a sail; the part of a furled sail which is at the center of the yard.
- n. baseball, softball A ball that has been intentionally hit softly so as to be difficult to field, sometimes with a hands-spread batting stance or with a close-hand, choked-up hand position. No swinging action is involved.
- n. baseball, softball The act of bunting
- n. aviation The second half of an outside loop, from level flight to inverted flight.
- v. transitive, baseball to intentionally hit softly with a hands-spread batting stance
- v. intransitive, baseball to intentionally hit a ball softly with a hands-spread batting stance
- v. intransitive, aviation to perform (the second half of) an outside loop.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A fungus (Ustilago fœtida) which affects the ear of cereals, filling the grains with a fetid dust; -- also called
- n. (Naut.) The middle part, cavity, or belly of a sail; the part of a furled sail which is at the center of the yard.
- n. (Baseball) A push or shove; a butt the act of bunting the ball.
- v. (Naut.) To swell out.
- v. To strike or push with the horns or head; to butt.
- v. (Baseball) To bat or tap (the ball) slowly within the infield by meeting it with the bat without swinging at it.
- n. disease of wheat characterized by replacement of the grains with greasy masses of smelly smut spores
- n. fungus that destroys kernels of wheat by replacing them with greasy masses of smelly spores
- n. similar to Tilletia caries
- v. to strike, thrust or shove against
- n. (baseball) the act of hitting a baseball lightly without swinging the bat
- v. hit a ball in such a way so as to make it go a short distance
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- Dialectal, to push, strike.Perhaps from Swedish bunt or Danish bundt, both of Low German origin.Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The 26-year-old American hit what he called a "bunt drive" that went 310 yards on the 17th, leaving him a wedge into 2 feet.”
“Johnson hit what he called a "bunt drive" some 310 yards on the 17th and hit wedge to 2 feet for the last of his eight birdies.”
“The bunt is what I do, that's what I'm good at," Womack said.”
“The sacrifice bunt is another big difference between the leagues, but not as much a difference as most announcers (and players, managers, etc.) make it out to be.”
“ANAHEIM 3RD: D Eckstein bunt grounded out to third.”
“Dr Powers said the helicopter had also been performing a dangerous manoeuvre known as a "bunt" - a rapid descent at speed - that the Puma was not suited for.”
“Instead of letting him swing away, he had him attempt to lay down a sacrifice bunt, which is something Jose has proved time and time again that he has trouble doing.”
“Utley said he occasionally sees a shift like the Tampa Bay Rays played and felt with a man on first the bunt was a good play.”
“Part of the increased value of not bunting comes from it being easier to get a hit in when the bunt is a credible threat to the infield.”
“These spores are found when matured in masses occupying the place of the wheat kernels, and these masses are called bunt-balls.”
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