- one of a number of struts reinforcing the walls of a shaft and dividing it into vertical compartments.
Origin of bunton
First recorded in 1625–35; earlier bunting squared timber, of obscure origin
Also called divider.
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Examples from the Web for bunton
The last time she had seen it it was on the table after Mrs. Bunton copied the title.
But the Rectory stood on rather rising ground, and old Dr. Bunton and his wife had fortunately been fond of gardening.
At Portscale there was a beautiful old church, and a vicar younger and much more active than Dr. Bunton.