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bunt

noun (n)

  • (baseball) the act of hitting a baseball lightly without swinging the bat (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • disease of wheat characterized by replacement of the grains with greasy masses of smelly smut spores (noun.state)
    Synonym: stinking smut
    source: wordnet30
  • similar to Tilletia caries (noun.plant)
    source: wordnet30
  • fungus that destroys kernels of wheat by replacing them with greasy masses of smelly spores (noun.plant)
    Synonym: tilletia caries
    source: wordnet30
  • A fungus (Ustilago fœtida) which affects the ear of cereals, filling the grains with a fetid dust; -- also called pepperbrand. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The middle part, cavity, or belly of a sail; the part of a furled sail which is at the center of the yard. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A push or shove; a butt; (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • hit a ball in such a way so as to make it go a short distance (verb.contact)
    Synonym: drag a bunt
    source: wordnet30
  • to strike, thrust or shove against (verb.contact)
    Synonym: butt
    source: wordnet30
  • To swell out; as, the sail bunts. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To strike or push with the horns or head; to butt; as, the ram bunted the boy. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To bat or tap (the ball) slowly within the infield by meeting it with the bat without swinging at it. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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