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A punt is a small boat with a flat bottom typically made out of wood. An oar or pole is pushed against the bottom of the lake or river bed in order to propel the boat forward. The biggest difference between a punt and other small wooden boats is that a punt does not have a keel or stem as it is float at either end. A punt can come in various sizes ranging from a single person design to one that can fit up to a half dozen.

Like most boats which are powered by humans the punt is no longer used for commercial purposes. In the past the punt had been used to carry cargo across short distances. Nowadays they are used for pleasure although some races are still held using the punt.

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