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punch

(pŭnch),
An instrument for making a hole or indentation in some solid material or for driving out a foreign body in such material.
[L. pungo, pp. punctus, to stick, to punch]

punch

An instrument for making a small circular hole in material or tissue, esp. the skin.

punch

a metal, rodlike instrument with one pointed or cavitied end and one propulsion end to be pushed hard with the palm of the hand or driven with a hammer in order to drive a hole or to excise a small round piece of tissue.

punch biopsy
a circular piece of skin excised by a hand driven biopsy punch. See also keyes punch.
dental punch
has a slight cavity at the end so that the tooth to be driven will seat into the end and not slip off.
punch graft
see punch graft.
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Their president, Dick Allen, said the group, which was normally peaceful and did not take part in punch-ups, had been asked to take part because they were the best-organised team of Angels in the country.
Director Love pummels us into submission with an orgy of rucks and punch-ups, edited with breathless abandon by Stuart Gazzard, who seems reluctant to let the camera remain static for more than two seconds.
Director Love pummels us into submission with an orgy of rucks and punch-ups,edited with breathless abandon by Stuart Gazzard, who seems reluctant to let the camera remain static for more than two seconds.
Characters are poorly defined so it's hard to care about them as they wade into punch-ups, fists and feet flying.
But we were not interested in getting involved in any punch-ups.
It has been a spectacular avalanche of births, deaths, marriages, affairs, murders, kidnaps, fires, floods, sieges, punch-ups and crashes that have never failed to keep us entertained.
Young Zero is played by Tony Revolori and his adventures include a contested missing will, an alpine chase, punch-ups, romance, murders - and a most unfortunate cat.
Expect car chases and punch-ups galore in this high-octane thriller.
The plot might not add up to much, but there's plenty of fire-fights, punch-ups and bristling one-liners to go round a cast so vast they could have called this The Extendables.
So, expect a bit of bottle-blowing, cornflake-crushing and other special sound effects ranging from "playing" coat-hangers, apples and squeaky toys to rubber gloves, bicycle pumps and nail-clippers to recreate punch-ups, gunshots and jangling spurs.
But it's not just the boxing ring that sees blood-and-guts knockouts--witness a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter taking a pummelling, a brutal collision during a soccer game, excruciating cage fights, hockey game punch-ups and much more.
The ban comes as fall-out continues from ugly scenes that marked November's rugby league double-header - including punch-ups in the stands and fans hurling plastic bottles at Australian players.