from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An open flatbottom boat with squared ends, used in shallow waters and usually propelled by a long pole.
- transitive v. To propel (a boat) with a pole.
- transitive v. To carry in a punt.
- intransitive v. To go in a punt.
- n. A kick in which the ball is dropped from the hands and kicked before it touches the ground.
- transitive v. To propel (a ball) by means of a punt.
- intransitive v. To execute a punt.
- intransitive v. Informal To cease doing something; give up: Let's punt on this and try something else.
- intransitive v. Games To lay a bet against the bank, as in roulette.
- intransitive v. Chiefly British Slang To gamble.
- n. The indentation in the bottom of a champagne or wine bottle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A pontoon; a narrow shallow boat propelled by a pole.
- v. To propel a punt or similar craft by means of a pole.
- v. To kick a ball dropped from the hands before it hits the ground.
- v. To kick a bouncing ball far and high.
- v. To retreat from one's objective.
- n. A kick made by a player who drops the ball and kicks it before it hits the ground. Contrast drop kick.
- n. A point in the game of faro.
- n. A bet or wager
- n. An indentation in the base of a wine bottle.
- n. A thin glass rod which is temporarily attached to a larger piece in order to better manipulate the larger piece.
- v. To stake against the bank, to back a horse, to gamble or take a chance more generally
- v. To make a highly speculative investment or other commitment, or take a wild guess.
- n. The Irish pound, used as the unit of currency of Ireland until it was replaced by the euro in 2002.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Act of playing at basset, baccara, faro, etc.
- n. A flat-bottomed boat with square ends. It is adapted for use in shallow waters.
- n. The act of punting the ball.
- intransitive v. To play at basset, baccara, faro. or omber; to gamble.
- intransitive v. To boat or hunt in a punt.
- intransitive v. To punt a football.
- transitive v. To propel, as a boat in shallow water, by pushing with a pole against the bottom; to push or propel (anything) with exertion.
- transitive v. To kick (the ball) before it touches the ground, when let fall from the hands.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To convey in a punt: as, he was punted across tho river.
- To propel as a punt is usually propelled, by pushing with a pole against the bed of the water; force along by pushing: as, to punt a boat.
- In fool-ball, to kick, as the ball, when it is dropped from the hands, and before it touches the ground; give a punt to.
- In general, to knock; hit.
- To hunt for aquatic game in a punt and with a punt-gun (which see).
- To play at basset or ombre.
- n. A flat-bottomed, square-ended, mastless boat of varying size and use.
- n. [⟨ punt, verb, 3.] In foot-ball, a kick of the ball as it is dropped from the hands and before it strikes the ground.
- n. A point in the game of basset.
- n. Same as punty, pontil.
- n. A push or shove.
- n. In glass manufacturing Same as milen.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. propel with a pole
- v. place a bet on
- n. formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
- n. an open flat-bottomed boat used in shallow waters and propelled by a long pole
- v. kick the ball
- n. (football) a kick in which the football is dropped from the hands and kicked before it touches the ground
I used the term punt in my heading, which is strange, I never use that terminology.
Ohio State coach Jim Tressel, who has said a punt is the most important play in football, agreed the mistake on the punt was pivotal.
Tressel, who frequently says he believes the punt is the most important play in football, takes an ultraconservative approach with Ohio State's offense.
"We always say that the punt is the most important play in football and it worked twice for us today," Ohio State quarterback Craig Krenzel said.
He averaged a league-best 18.5 yards a catch (minimum 40 receptions) and led the NFL in punt returns with a 15. 2-yard mark.
Tony Logan has returned two punts for touchdowns and has Maryland ranked first nationally in punt returns.
Kansas City ranked among the NFL's worst in punt-return average (6.5 yards) and kickoff returns (21.5 yards).
He has five punt returns for touchdowns, and is third among active players in punt-return yards (2,501).
So motivated, he finished his rookie regular season leading the league in punt-return yards (600), tied for the lead with punt-return touchdowns (three) and kickoff-return touchdowns (two).
On a third-and-2 play, Manning was sacked for the only time, by Tim Dobbins, back at the 1, forcing Hunter Smith to punt from the end zone.