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pontil

[pon-til]
noun
  1. punty.
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Origin of pontil

From French, dating back to 1825–35; see origin at point, -il
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Historical Examples

  • Then he put the pontil in its place and went to tend the fire.

    Marietta

    F. Marion Crawford

  • Zorzi now had the whole vessel, with its spout and handle, on the pontil.

    Marietta

    F. Marion Crawford

  • Pontil, pon′til, n. an iron rod used in glass-making for revolving the glass while soft.

  • It was then cracked off from the pontil and carried away, a finished liqueur-glass of the tiniest size, to be annealed.

  • The superfluous material taken up on the pontil, and the shards of articles broken in process of manufacture.


British Dictionary definitions for pontil

pontil

noun
  1. a less common word for punty
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Word Origin

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