- a sleigh with a boxlike body.
Origin of pung
1815–25, Americanism; short for tom-pung, ultimately < the same Algonquian etymon as toboggan
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Examples from the Web for pung
"I ain't goin' in the pung," he answered, without glancing at her.
But Heman had climbed into the pung, and given Old Gameleg a vicious cut.
It has been stated that one cannot "pung" unless it makes up three or four of a kind.
Pung Chow pieces are not affected by the climate and will never work loose.
Pung Chow is an article of beauty and quality and is practically indestructible.
- Eastern US and Canadian a horse-drawn sleigh with a boxlike body on runners
C19: shortened from Algonquian tom-pung; compare toboggan
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