- an iron rod used in glassmaking for handling the hot glass.
Origin of punty
First recorded in 1655–65; variant of pontil
Also called pontil.
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Examples from the Web for punty
My horse was a mustang pony, named Punty, small but sure of foot, and as brave and faithful a little creature as ever lived.Across America
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- a long iron rod used in the finishing process of glass-blowingAlso called: pontil
C17: see pontil
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Word Origin and History for punty
"iron rod used in manipulating hot glass," 1660s, from French pontil, a diminutive form from Latin punctum "a point" (see point (n.)).
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