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pung

[puhng] /pʌŋ/
noun, Chiefly Eastern Canada and New England
1.
a sleigh with a boxlike body.
Origin of pung
1815-1825
1815-25, Americanism; short for tom-pung, ultimately < the same Algonquian etymon as toboggan
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  • The motors had disappeared from our roads, and we went to the village in a pung, meeting other pungs on the way.

    The Idyl of Twin Fires Walter Prichard Eaton
  • "I ain't goin' in the pung," he answered, without glancing at her.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • It is not necessary for it to be the player's turn to draw in order to "pung" as it is in the case of a "Chow."

    Pung Chow Lew Lysle Harr
  • But Heman had climbed into the pung, and given Old Gameleg a vicious cut.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • pung Chow pieces are not affected by the climate and will never work loose.

    Pung Chow Lew Lysle Harr
  • It has been stated that one cannot "pung" unless it makes up three or four of a kind.

    Pung Chow Lew Lysle Harr
  • Quickly and as carefully as possible they lifted him into the pung, covered him with a warm robe, and then sped back to the cabin.

    The Fourth Watch H. A. Cody
  • pung Chow is an article of beauty and quality and is practically indestructible.

    Pung Chow Lew Lysle Harr
  • The man kicked the snow from his trousers and shoe-packs, and climbed into the pung again.

    The Watchers of the Trails Charles G. D. Roberts
  • Never did food taste so good as that which Sam brought up from his pung.

British Dictionary definitions for pung

pung

/pʌŋ/
noun
1.
(Eastern US & Canadian) a horse-drawn sleigh with a boxlike body on runners
Word Origin
C19: shortened from Algonquian tom-pung; compare toboggan
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