punt

v. i.

  1. To play at basset, baccara, faro. or omber; to gamble.

n.

  1. Act of playing at basset, baccara, faro, etc.
  2. A flat-bottomed boat with square ends. It is adapted for use in shallow waters.
  3. The act of punting the ball.

v. t.

  1. To propel, as a boat in shallow water, by pushing with a pole against the bottom; to push or propel (anything) with exertion.
  2. To kick (the ball) before it touches the ground, when let fall from the hands.