- (of a goat or calf) to push with the horns or head; butt.
- Baseball. to bat (a pitched ball) very gently so that it rolls into the infield close to home plate, usually by holding the bat loosely in hands spread apart and allowing the ball to bounce off it.
- to push (something) with the horns or head.
- Baseball. to bunt a ball.
- a push with the head or horns; butt.
- the act of bunting.
- a bunted ball.
Origin of bunt1
Examples from the Web for bunter
Bunter was very sensitive; he left her rather brusquely at the last.
For Mr. Bunter was ill, and could not leave his berth for a good many days.
Of course, Mr. Bunter, the mate of the Sapphire, was not black.
Bunter's hair was absolutely black, black as a raven's wing.
Well, can you give us your account of this accident, Mr. Bunter?
- (of an animal) to butt (something) with the head or horns
- to cause (an aircraft) to fly in part of an inverted loop or (of an aircraft) to fly in such a loop
- US and Canadian (in baseball) to hit (a pitched ball) very gently
- the act or an instance of bunting
- nautical the baggy centre of a fishing net or other piece of fabric, such as a square sail
- a disease of cereal plants caused by smut fungi (genus Tilletia)
Word Origin and History for bunter
1825, "to strike with the head or horns," perhaps an alteration of butt (v.) with a goat in mind, or a survival from Middle English bounten "to return." As a baseball term from 1889. Related: Bunted; bunting.
1767, "a push;" see bunt (v.). Baseball sense is from 1889.