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punty

[puhn-tee]
noun, plural pun·ties.
  1. an iron rod used in glassmaking for handling the hot glass.
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Origin of punty

First recorded in 1655–65; variant of pontil
Also called pontil.
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Historical Examples of punty

  • My horse was a mustang pony, named Punty, small but sure of foot, and as brave and faithful a little creature as ever lived.

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    James F. Rusling


British Dictionary definitions for punty

punty

noun plural -ties
  1. a long iron rod used in the finishing process of glass-blowingAlso called: pontil
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Word Origin for punty

C17: see pontil
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Word Origin and History for punty

n.

"iron rod used in manipulating hot glass," 1660s, from French pontil, a diminutive form from Latin punctum "a point" (see point (n.)).

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