Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who bets (punts) against the bank (banque).
  • n. One who oars or poles a punt (pontoon).
  • n. One who punts a football.
  • n. one who gambles. See speculator.
  • n. A customer of a commercial establishment, frequently of a pub or (alternatively) of a prostitute.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who punts; specifically, one who plays against the banker or dealer, as in baccara and faro.
  • n. One who punts a football; also, one who propels a punt.
  • n. A scalper.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who fishes or hunts in a punt.
  • n. One who punts a boat.
  • n. One who marks the points in the game of basset; a marker.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (football) a person who kicks the football by dropping it from the hands and contacting it with the foot before it hits the ground
  • n. someone who propels a boat with a pole
  • n. someone who bets

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Examples

  • When your punter is your most valuable player of the game, and your only play worth noting is blocked field goal returned for a touchdown, it's not a good thing.

    Redskins tame toothless Lions 27-13

  • All-American Zoltan Mesko's likely replacement at punter is incoming freshman Will Hagerup, while redshirt freshman Brendan Gibbons will get first crack at the place-kicking job.

    Around the BigTen Conference

  • Set at punter is Adam Podlesh, good but not great last season.

    Reloaded and refreshed, Jags won't stand for third-wheel tag

  • As you would expect, good bad or indifferent, (and they can be all three), pushed for time the punter is likely to patronise the reliable purveyor of consistent quality.

    Idle Dream No. 94

  • Special teams: The Giants have an oldie-but-goodie in punter Jeff Feagles, the league's all-time leader in punting yardage (62,928 yards) and in punts inside the 20-yard line (483).

    Coughlin, Manning to feel heat if struggles continue

  • The competition between Rocca and Johnson could be decided on which punter is the better holder.

    USATODAY.com - Football - N.Y. Jets vs. Philadelphia

  • Wisconsin punter Ken DeBauche then stepped out of the end zone on the final play to account for the final score.

    USATODAY.com - Scores

  • 'There are carrots dangled that are so exciting, but I don't want to go and make that film that I know as a punter I would see and feel like someone's sold out.'

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • And also that of the ordinary 'punter' - despite having studied Fine Art for a number of years I can honestly say that sometimes I'll go into a museum or gallery and be totally at a loss, not able to understand or even grasp what it was the artist intended to communicate.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • One place where mobile phone vendors probably make a reasonable amount of profit is on accessories purchased along with a new phone, as they have the customer already opening their wallet, so pushing a couple of extra bits and bobs onto the punter is a relatively easy sale.

    Nounai Maker the Strap

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