Origin of pungfrom earlier tom pung, altered from an unattested New England Algonquian (e.g. Massachusett) name akin to toboggan
The use of the pung was eagerly awaited every time the first snow appeared.
The definition of a pung is a low, box sleigh that is drawn by a horse.
An example of a pung is the sleigh in "Jingle Bells."
A low, one-horse box sleigh.
Origin of pungShort for dialectal tom-pung from an Algonquian language of southern New England
- (US, Canada) A low box-like sleigh designed to be pulled by one horse.
- For example, if you are only holding onto one "red dragon" tile and someone discards an identical tile, you cannot "pung", because you would not be making a set of three by taking that second "red dragon" tile.
- When a tile is discarded by a player, you are presented with all the possible choices -- pass, chow, pung, kung, and mahjong -- but the game is not set up to remove the moves that you cannot do.