Bunt

Definition of Bunt

Pronunciation: bŭnt
n.1.(Bot.) A fungus (Ustilago fœtida) which affects the ear of cereals, filling the grains with a fetid dust; - also called pepperbrand.
1.(Naut.) The middle part, cavity, or belly of a sail; the part of a furled sail which is at the center of the yard.
1.(Baseball) A push or shove; a butt;
v. i.1.(Naut.) To swell out; as, the sail bunts.
v. t. & i.1.To strike or push with the horns or head; to butt; as, the ram bunted the boy.
2.(Baseball) To bat or tap (the ball) slowly within the infield by meeting it with the bat without swinging at it.

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