punter

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punt +‎ -er

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punter (plural punters)

  1. One who bets (punts) against the bank.
  2. One who oars or poles a punt (pontoon).
  3. One who punts a football.
  4. (Australia, Britain, New Zealand, slang) One who gambles. See speculator.
  5. (Britain, Australia, slang) A customer of a commercial establishment, frequently of a pub or (alternatively) of a prostitute.
  6. (climbing) A beginner or unskilled climber.
  7. The person who keeps score in basset or ombre.
  8. (Scotland) A person who trades with a gang but is not a gang member.
    • 2013, James Patrick, A Glasgow Gang Observed
      He had stolen 'trannies' (transistor radios) and hub caps from cars outside the main hotels in Glasgow, turning the collection into money through dealing with a 'punter' at Charing Cross.
  9. (Internet slang) A program used to forcibly disconnect another user from a chat room.
    • 2001, Roger A. Grimes, Malicious Mobile Code: Virus Protection for Windows (page 236)
      Punters generate hundreds of information inquiries to a legitimate user's client, such as invitations to chat. [] The user is punted from the channel, and must rejoin to gain access.

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