Etymology
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bunt (v.)

1825, "to strike with the head or horns" (of a goat or calf); perhaps an alteration of butt (v.) with a goat in mind, or a survival from Middle English bounten "to leap back, return" (early 15c., perhaps from a variant of Old French bondir; see bound (v.2)). As a baseball term from 1889. Also compare punt (v.). Related: Bunted; bunting.

bunt (n.)

1767, "a push with the head or horns" (of a goat or calf); see bunt (v.). Baseball sense "stop the ball with the bat without swinging the bat" is from 1889.

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Definitions of bunt
1
bunt (n.)
(baseball) the act of hitting a baseball lightly without swinging the bat;
bunt (n.)
disease of wheat characterized by replacement of the grains with greasy masses of smelly smut spores;
Synonyms: stinking smut
bunt (n.)
similar to Tilletia caries;
Synonyms: stinking smut / Tilletia foetida
bunt (n.)
fungus that destroys kernels of wheat by replacing them with greasy masses of smelly spores;
Synonyms: Tilletia caries
2
bunt (v.)
hit a ball in such a way so as to make it go a short distance;
Synonyms: drag a bunt
bunt (v.)
to strike, thrust or shove against;
Synonyms: butt
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