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[puhng] /pʌŋ/
noun, Chiefly Eastern Canada and New England.
a sleigh with a boxlike body.
Origin of pung
1815-25, Americanism; short for tom-pung, ultimately < the same Algonquian etymon as toboggan Unabridged
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  • "I ain't goin' in the pung," he answered, without glancing at her.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • But Heman had climbed into the pung, and given Old Gameleg a vicious cut.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • It has been stated that one cannot "pung" unless it makes up three or four of a kind.

    Pung Chow

    Lew Lysle Harr
  • pung Chow pieces are not affected by the climate and will never work loose.

    Pung Chow

    Lew Lysle Harr
  • pung Chow is an article of beauty and quality and is practically indestructible.

    Pung Chow

    Lew Lysle Harr
  • Never did food taste so good as that which Sam brought up from his pung.

  • Perhaps the latter is related in some way to pung, a one-horse sled or wagon.

    The American Language Henry L. Mencken
  • With a resounding "pung" the leather sailed into Kentfield territory.

  • But the pung was ready, and Sam's howls had to die out uncomforted.

  • As he stood, he saw Jerry pulling the pung under a shed at the back of the barn.

    Old Crow Alice Brown
British Dictionary definitions for pung


(Eastern US & Canadian) a horse-drawn sleigh with a boxlike body on runners
Word Origin
C19: shortened from Algonquian tom-pung; compare toboggan
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