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punty

[ puhn-tee ]
/ ˈpʌn ti /
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noun, plural pun·ties.
an iron rod used in glassmaking for handling the hot glass.
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Also called pontil.

Origin of punty

First recorded in 1655–65; variant of pontil
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How to use punty in a sentence

  • 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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  • By referring to the drawing, we see that the tool marked A is the blow-iron, that marked B the punty-iron.

  • The tool L was used to form or hold large articles, their punty-iron not having sufficient strength.

British Dictionary definitions for punty

punty
/ (ˈpʌntɪ) /

noun plural -ties
a long iron rod used in the finishing process of glass-blowingAlso called: pontil

Word Origin for punty

C17: see pontil
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