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Definition of Bunt


  1. A fungus (Ustilago foetida) which affects the ear of cereals, filling the grains with a fetid dust; -- also called pepperbrand.
  2. The middle part, cavity, or belly of a sail; the part of a furled sail which is at the center of the yard.
  3. To swell out; as, the sail bunts.
  4. To strike or push with the horns or head; to butt; as, the ram bunted the boy.
  5. A push or shove; a butt;
  6. the act of bunting the ball.
  7. To bat or tap (the ball) slowly within the infield by meeting it with the bat without swinging at it.
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