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

  • The next batter, Casey Stengel, was ordered to bunt so as to sacrifice the runner into a position to tie the score.
  • 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.
  • The coach signaled for a bunt, but the player whacked the ball into right field.
News & Articles

  • 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
    June 12, 2013 - Independent
  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - Grand Rapids Herald-Review
  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - Eaton Rapids Community News

  • Terry Francona in Worcester Telegram
    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."
  • Manny Ramirez in New York Times
    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...

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