pontil

[pon-til]
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noun


Nearby words

  1. pontifical mass,
  2. pontificals,
  3. pontificate,
  4. pontification,
  5. pontifices,
  6. pontile,
  7. pontine,
  8. pontine angle tumor,
  9. pontine flexure,
  10. pontine marshes

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

noun

a less common word for punty

Word Origin for pontil

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

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