- Ⅰ.punt  ► NOUN ▪ a long, narrow, flat-bottomed boat, square at both ends and propelled with a long pole.► VERB ▪ travel or convey in a punt.ORIGIN Latin ponto, denoting a flat-bottomed ferry boat.Ⅱ.punt  ► VERB 1) American Football & Rugby kick the ball after it has dropped from the hands and before it reaches the ground. 2) Soccer kick (the ball) a long distance upfield.► NOUN ▪ a kick of this kind.ORIGIN probably from dialect punt, «push forcibly».Ⅲ.punt  ► VERB 1) Brit. informal bet or speculate. 2) (in some gambling card games) lay a stake against the bank.► NOUN informal, chiefly Brit. ▪ a bet.ORIGIN French ponte 'player against the bank' .Ⅳ.punt  ► NOUN ▪ the basic monetary unit of the Republic of Ireland.ORIGIN Irish, 'a pound' .
English terms dictionary. 2015.