punting Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun (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
  2. verb kick the ball
  3. verb propel with a pole
    pole; punt.
    • pole barges on the river
    • We went punting in Cambridge
  4. verb place a bet on
    stake; bet on; back; gage; game; punt.
    • Which horse are you backing?
    • I'm betting on the new horse