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Dictionary definition for: Punt

1. (n) formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence

2. (v) kick the ball

3. (n) an open flat-bottomed boat used in shallow waters and propelled by a long pole

4. (v) propel with a pole; "pole barges on the river" "We went punting in Cambridge"

5. (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"

6. (v) place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?" "I''m betting on the new horse"

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