Share this entry

Share this page

punty

Syllabification: pun·ty
Pronunciation: /ˈpən(t)ē
 
/
(also pontil /ˈpäntil/)

Definition of punty in English:

noun (plural punties)

(In glassmaking) an iron rod used to hold or shape soft glass.
Example sentences
  • After the glass has been shaped, the glass object is broken off from the pontil iron, leaving a scar to the object's base.
  • If free blown, the bulbous glass is attached to a metal rod, called a pontil, for further shaping after reheating in the furnace.
  • It worked on the same principle, but the molten glass on the end of the pontil iron was impressed with a crisscross pattern, using the glassmaker's pincers.

Origin

mid 17th century: from French pontil (see pontil).

Definition of punty in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something