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dunt1

[duhnt, doo nt] /dʌnt, dʊnt/ Scot.
noun
1.
a hard blow or hit, especially one that makes a dull sound; thump.
verb (used with object)
2.
to strike, especially with a dull sound.
Origin of dunt1
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; cognate with Swedish dunt dint

dunt2

[duhnt] /dʌnt/
verb (used without object)
1.
(of ceramic ware) to crack because of excessively rapid cooling.
Origin
origin uncertain
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  • He was in the middle of his prayer when a noise came over the town, a dunting of hoofs on the causey of the Provost's house-front.

    The Lost Pibroch Neil Munro
British Dictionary definitions for dunting

dunt

/dʌnt; dʊnt/
noun
1.
a blow; thump
2.
the injury caused by such a blow
verb
3.
to strike or hit
Word Origin
C15: perhaps variant of dint
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