Brunt (?), n. [OE. brunt, bront, fr. Icel. bruna to rush; cf. Icel. brenna to burn. Cf. Burn, v. t.]


The heat, or utmost violence, of an onset; the strength or greatest fury of any contention; as, the brunt of a battle.


The force of a blow; shock; collision.

"And heavy brunt of cannon ball."


It is instantly and irrecoverably scattered by our first brunt with some real affair of common life. I. Taylor.


© Webster 1913.

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