pontil

[ pon-til ]
/ ˈpɒn tɪl /
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noun

Origin of pontil

From French, dating back to 1825–35; see origin at point, -il
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British Dictionary definitions for pontil

pontil

/ (ˈpɒntɪl) /

noun

a less common word for punty

Word Origin for pontil

C19: from French, apparently from Italian puntello; see punty
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