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  1. pontil(Noun)

    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".

  2. Origin: pontil, from pontello or puntello, dim. of punto, from punctum

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pontil(noun)

    same as Pontee

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pontil

    pon′til, n. an iron rod used in glass-making for revolving the glass while soft.—Also Pontee′, Pon′ty. [Fr.,—point, a point.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pontil in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pontil in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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