Definition of Puntal in English:

Puntal

noun

rare, historical
  • A defensive fortification at the entrance to the harbour at Cadiz (originally consisting of a blockhouse erected on a point of sand); a similar fortification elsewhere.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in The London Gazette. From el Puntal, the name of a defensive fortification at the entrance to the harbour at Cadiz, probably from Spanish el, definite article + puntal point of land from punta point + -al.

Pronunciation

Puntal

/pʊnˈtɑːl/