Definition of Pontil

1. n. Same as Pontee.



Definition of Pontil

1. Noun. (glassblowing) A punty; a metal rod used in the glassblowing process. After a glass vessel has been blown to approximate size and the bottom of the piece has been finalized, the rod, which is tipped with a wad of hot glass, is attached to the bottom of the vessel to hold it while the top is finalized. It often leaves an irregular or ring-shaped scar on the base when removed called the "pontil mark". ¹

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Definition of Pontil

1. a punty [n -S] - See also: punty

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pontil

pontificating
pontification
pontifications
pontificator
pontificators
pontifice
pontifices
pontificial
pontifician
pontificians
pontified
pontifiers
pontifies
pontify
pontifying
pontil (current term)
pontile
pontiles
pontils
pontin
pontine
pontine angle
pontine angle tumour
pontine arteries
pontine cistern
pontine flexure
pontine gray matter
pontine haemorrhage
pontine nuclei
pontine veins

Literary usage of Pontil

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1. A Treatise on the Origin, Progressive Improvement, and Present State of the by George Richardson Porter (1832)
"Sulphate of Soda.—Vegetable Charcoal.—Gathering.—Blow 1ng.—Reheating.—Flattening.—Transferring to pontil.—Twirling.—Ex Paneling.—Opening.—Annealing. ..."

2. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1890)
"... but this is in a great measure rectified by annealing it, and so a proper strength is acquired. bottom being pushed up with a pontil, and the ring round ..."

3. Glass Manufacture by Walter Rosenhain (1919)
"This is done by a second workman using an iron rod known as the " pontil," upon which a small mass of glass has previously been gathered. ..."

4. Friends' Review: A Religious, Literary and Miscellaneous Journal edited by Enoch Lewis, Samuel Rhoads (1851)
"This is a small, solid, round iron rod, called the pontil, upon one end of which a lesser portion of material has been collected by another workman, ..."

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