EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BUNT
The name is from German, bunt, meaning variegated or gay colored.
And if you say that again, I'll bunt you up against the wall.
The men on the yard who gather in the bunt when furling sails.
Also, of the man who comes down a stay, &c., to tar it; or foots the bunt in.
Frank believed Mertez would try to bunt, and he kept the ball high.
Martin at the bunt stood on the truss and clutched the chain sling.
Well, I hope you will be successful in your bunt; and so, good-bye till tomorrow.
Then followed a bunt, and while Dan Baxter fumbled with the ball Jack got to first.
Stock followed with a bunt that Denton slipped down on as he ran in for it.
Now Bossy liked to bunt, too; so when the ran at her she put her down and ran at him!
1825, "to strike with the head or horns," perhaps an alteration of butt (v.) with a goat in mind, or a survival from Middle English bounten "to return." As a baseball term from 1889. Related: Bunted; bunting.