Punt is defined as to put an idea aside or to drop a football and kick it before it hits the ground.(verb)
The definition of a punt is a dropping of a ball to be kicked before it touches the ground.(noun)
An example of a punt is a football player kicking the ball to his teammates.
See punt in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < slang of Rugby School, England: ? form of dial. bunt, to strike, kick: see bunt
transitive verb, intransitive verb
Origin: OE < L ponto, punt (in LL, pontoon)
Origin: Fr ponter < ponte, point < Sp punto < L punctum, a point
See punt in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Probably Middle English *punt
Origin: , from Old English punt
Origin: , from Latin pontō, pontoon, flatbottom boat
Origin: , from pōns, pont-, bridge; see pent- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Perhaps from dialectal punt, to strike, push
Origin: , perhaps alteration of bunt.
intransitive verb punt·ed, punt·ing, punts
Origin: French ponter
Origin: , from obsolete pont
Origin: , past participle of pondre, to put (obsolete), to lay an egg
Origin: , from Old French, to lay an egg
Origin: , from Latin pōnere; see apo- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Perhaps from punty, iron rod used in glass blowing
Origin: , probably from French pontil
Origin: , from pointe, point
Origin: , from Old French; see point.
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