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Bunt   /bənt/   Listen
Bunt

noun
1.
(baseball) the act of hitting a baseball lightly without swinging the bat.
2.
Disease of wheat characterized by replacement of the grains with greasy masses of smelly smut spores.  Synonym: stinking smut.
3.
Similar to Tilletia caries.  Synonyms: stinking smut, Tilletia foetida.
4.
Fungus that destroys kernels of wheat by replacing them with greasy masses of smelly spores.  Synonym: Tilletia caries.



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"Bunt" Quotes from Famous Books



... Lyman, in order to attach him to their interests, is to promise to back him politically in the next campaign for Governor. It's too bad," he continued, dropping his voice, and changing his position. "It really is too bad to see good men trying to bunt a stone wall over with their bare heads. You couldn't have won at any stage of the game. I wish I could have talked to you and your friends before you went into that Sacramento fight. I could have told you then how ...
— The Octopus • Frank Norris

... by the Fust, fact, he let on onct thet his mine misgive him of a sort of fallin' off in spots. He wuz as outspoken as a norwester he wuz, but I tole him I hoped the fall wuz from so high up thet a feller could ketch a good many times fust afore comin' bunt onto the ground as I see Jethro C. Swett from the meetin' house steeple up to th' old perrish, an' took up for dead but he's alive now an' spry as wut you be. Turnin' of it over I recelected how they ust to ...
— The Complete Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell • James Lowell

... entrance to the Magellan Straits. About four leagues off it had the appearance of black rocks full of grey stars, against which the sea beat like the spouting of whales. At this cape the Admiral ordered the ships to lower their topsails on the bunt, in homage to the Queen's Majesty; and he here changed the name of his ship, the Pelican, to that of the Golden Hind, in compliment to his patron Sir Christopher Hatton, whose coat of arms ...
— Notable Voyagers - From Columbus to Nordenskiold • W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith



Words linked to "Bunt" :   hitting, headbutt, hit, striking, strike, drag a bunt, genus Tilletia, Tilletia, smut fungus, smut, baseball, baseball game



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