bunt bunt  /ˈbənt/


  1. (n) (baseball) the act of hitting a baseball lightly without swinging the bat
  2. (n) disease of wheat characterized by replacement of the grains with greasy masses of smelly smut spores
  3. (n) similar to Tilletia caries
  4. (n) fungus that destroys kernels of wheat by replacing them with greasy masses of smelly spores
  5. (v) hit a ball in such a way so as to make it go a short distance
  6. (v) to strike, thrust or shove against

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  1. The next batter, Casey Stengel, was ordered to bunt so as to sacrifice the runner into a position to tie the score.
  2. A bunt gets the runners to second and third, and the Sox walk another A's-man to load the bases with just one out.
  3. The coach signaled for a bunt, but the player whacked the ball into right field.


  1. Haslett falls to Grand Rapids Christian

    Haslett pitcher Travis Tahaney (left) throws to first after scooping up a Grand Rapids Christian bunt in the fifth inning of their Division 2 State quarterfinal game Tuesday at Davenport University in Grand Rapids.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Eaton Rapids Community News

  2. Billy Hammann vs Lakeview 06/11/13

    Third baseman Billy Hammann picks up a bunt attempt against Lakeview on Tuesday evening. Welcome to the discussion.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Grand Rapids Herald-Review

  3. Lancers go small and beat IHA for softball state championship

    By TIM MORRIS Staff Writer When Amanda Durham went from first to third on a bunt, it told all you needed to know about St. John Vianney High School’s softball team. It wasn’t going to be denied in the June 9 NJSIAA Non-Public A state finals, played at Toms River High School North. read more
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Independent


  1. When speaking about Strasburg before the game, Braves manager Bobby Cox joked, "I don't know if we can get a bunt down off this guy."
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Bobby Cox Source: FOXNews

  2. "The sixth inning was a tough inning. A lot of baserunners and through all that the bunt ends up being a huge play," Boston manager Terry Francona said. "They're trying to give you an out. Not getting that out ends up being huge."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Terry Francona Source: Worcester Telegram

  3. "Chad did a great job stopping that kind of offense out there, and Raffy, he did great with that bunt single right there," Ramirez said. "I just got a pitch and I drove it. We're going to LA, we need one more win, and we're going to keep...
    on Oct 2, 2008 By: Manny Ramirez Source: New York Times

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