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pung

[puhng]
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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Historical Examples of pung

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

    Pung Chow

    Lew Lysle Harr

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

    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 for pung

C19: shortened from Algonquian tom-pung; compare toboggan
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