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  • n  formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
  • n  an open flat-bottomed boat used in shallow waters and propelled by a long pole
  • n  (football) a kick in which the football is dropped from the hands and kicked before it touches the ground
    the punt traveled 50 yards
    punting is an important part of the game
  • v  kick the ball
  • v  propel with a pole
    We went punting in Cambridge
  • v  place a bet on

  • Jones has refused, and for now the NFL has ruled that if another punt hits the big TV, it's a do-over.
  • The Afghan penchant for competition and (though few will admit it) gambling means that almost anything offers opportunity for a fight and a punt, from dogs to cocks, quail, sheep .
  • When to punt is not a topic taught in medical school.
News & Articles

  • Costa wins 7th stage, Frank leads Tour de Suisse
    LA PUNT, Switzerland (AP) -- Rui Costa of Portugal won the seventh stage of the Tour de Suisse in a late sprint Friday, while Mathias Frank retained the overall lead.
    June 14, 2013 - The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports
  • Cycling-Road-Tour de Suisse stage 7 results
    June 14 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from Tour de Suisse (Meilen - La Punt, 206 km) on Friday 1. Rui Costa (Portugal / Movistar) 5:11:08" 2. Bauke Mollema (Netherlands / Blanco) ST 3. Tejay Van Garderen (U.S. / BMC Racing) 4. Thibaut Pinot (France / FDJ) +9" 5. Cameron Meyer (Australia / Orica) +22" 6. Daniel Martin (Ireland / Garmin) 7. Roman Kreuziger (Czech Republic / Saxo - Tinkoff) 8 ...
    June 14, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Giants face open competition for kicker, punt and kickoff return jobs in training camp
    Tom Quinn, the special teams coordinator, also cites better punt return unit as focus during camp
    June 13, 2013 - The Star-Ledger

  • DeAngelo Hall in Forbes
    He had a couple of nice catches,said Hall, the Atlanta Falcons' Pro Bowl cornerback. "You expect that. He's a great player. Right before the first punt, though, we kind of got in each other's face, talking back and forth, and I lost all...
  • Urban Meyer in CNN
    Well, it's very humbling when you start thinking of all great head coaches out there and all the great staffs,Meyer said about the potential milestone. "Other than that, I just worry about third down and 6 and make sure our punt team is...
  • Arlen Specter in Guardian Unlimited
    Well, you can punt a little more easily when that issue is before the court, I'll grant you that,Specter answered. "But there are many issues which are going to come to you where a court decision is a long time away."

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