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  9  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Center  \Center\,  or  Centre  \Centre\,  punch  \punch\  .  (Mech.) 
  a  A  punch  for  making  indentations  or  dots  in  a  piece  of 
  work  as  for  suspension  between  lathe  centers,  etc 
  b  A  punch  for  punching  holes  in  sheet  metal,  having  a  small 
  conical  center  to  insure  correct  locating. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Punch  \Punch\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Punched};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Punching}.]  [From  {Punch},  n.,  a  tool;  cf  F. 
  poin[,c]onner.] 
  To  perforate  or  stamp  with  an  instrument  by  pressure,  or  a 
  blow;  as  to  punch  a  hole;  to  punch  ticket. 
 
  {Punching  machine},  or  {Punching  press},  a  machine  tool  for 
  punching  holes  in  metal  or  other  material;  --  called  also 
  {punch  press}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Punch  \Punch\,  n.  [Abbrev,  fr  punchinello.] 
  The  buffoon  or  harlequin  of  a  puppet  show 
 
  {Punch  and  Judy},  a  puppet  show  in  which  a  comical  little 
  hunchbacked  Punch,  with  a  large  nose,  engages  in 
  altercation  with  his  wife  Judy. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Punch  \Punch\,  n.  [Prov.  E.  Cf  {Punchy}.] 
  1.  A  short,  fat  fellow;  anything  short  and  thick. 
 
  I  .  .  .  did  hear  them  call  their  fat  child  punch, 
  which  pleased  me  mightily,  that  word  being  become  a 
  word  of  common  use  for  all  that  is  thick  and  short. 
  --Pepys. 
 
  2.  One  of  a  breed  of  large  heavy  draught  horses;  as  the 
  Suffolk  punch. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Punch  \Punch\,  v.  t.  [OE.  punchen,  perhaps  the  same  word  as  E. 
  punish:  or  cf  E.  bunch.] 
  To  thrust  against;  to  poke;  as  to  punch  one  with  the  end  of 
  a  stick  or  the  elbow. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Punch  \Punch\,  n.  [Abbrev.  fr  puncheon.] 
  1.  A  tool,  usually  of  steel,  variously  shaped  at  one  end  for 
  different  uses,  and  either  solid,  for  stamping  or  for 
  perforating  holes  in  metallic  plates  and  other  substances, 
  or  hollow  and  sharpedged  for  cutting  out  blanks,  as  for 
  buttons,  steel  pens,  jewelry,  and  the  like  a  die. 
 
  2.  (Pile  Driving)  An  extension  piece  applied  to  the  top  of  a 
  pile;  a  dolly. 
 
  3.  A  prop,  as  for  the  roof  of  a  mine. 
 
  {Bell  punch}.  See  under  {Bell}. 
 
  {Belt  punch}  (Mach.),  a  punch,  or  punch  pliers,  for  making 
  holes  for  lacings  in  the  ends  of  driving  belts. 
 
  {Punch  press}.  See  {Punching  machine},  under  {Punch},  v.  i. 
 
 
  {Punch  pliers},  pliers  having  a  tubular,  sharp-edged  steel 
  punch  attached  to  one  of  the  jaws,  for  perforating 
  leather,  paper,  and  the  like 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Punch  \Punch\,  n. 
  A  thrust  or  blow.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Punch  \Punch\,  n.  [Hind.  p[=a]nch  five  Skr.  pa?can.  So  called 
  because  composed  of  five  ingredients,  viz.,  sugar,  arrack, 
  spice,  water,  and  lemon  juice.  See  {Five}.] 
  A  beverage  composed  of  wine  or  distilled  liquor,  water  (or 
  milk),  sugar,  and  the  juice  of  lemon,  with  spice  or  mint;  -- 
  specifically  named  from  the  kind  of  spirit  used  as  rum 
  punch,  claret  punch,  champagne  punch,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  punch 
  n  1:  (boxing)  a  blow  with  the  fist  [syn:  {poke},  {lick},  {biff}] 
  2:  an  iced  mixed  drink  usually  containing  alcohol  and  prepared 
  for  multiple  servings;  normally  served  in  a  punch  bowl 
  3:  a  tool  for  making  (usually  circular)  holes 
  v  1:  deliver  a  punch  to  [syn:  {plug}] 
  2:  drive  forcibly  as  if  by  a  punch;  "the  nail  punched  through 
  the  wall" 
  3:  make  a  hole  into  [syn:  {perforate}] 




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