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English definition of “punt”

punt

noun [C] (KICK)    /pʌnt/
a way of kicking the ball in rugby or American football , by dropping it from your hands and kicking it before it hits the ground , or a powerful kick in football that causes the ball to go a long wayAmerican footballGeneral terms used in ball sportsRugbyGeneral terms used in ball sports
(Definition of punt noun (KICK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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