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pung

[puhng]
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noun Chiefly Eastern Canada and New England.
  1. a sleigh with a boxlike body.
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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

Historical Examples

  • "I ain't goin' in the pung," he answered, without glancing at her.

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown

  • But Heman had climbed into the pung, and given Old Gameleg a vicious cut.

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown

  • It has been stated that one cannot "pung" unless it makes up three or four of a kind.

    Pung Chow

    Lew Lysle Harr

  • Pung Chow is an article of beauty and quality and is practically indestructible.

    Pung Chow

    Lew Lysle Harr

  • Pung Chow pieces are not affected by the climate and will never work loose.

    Pung Chow

    Lew Lysle Harr


British Dictionary definitions for pung

pung

noun
  1. Eastern US and Canadian a horse-drawn sleigh with a boxlike body on runners
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Word Origin

C19: shortened from Algonquian tom-pung; compare toboggan
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