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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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I like Amir and I said they should keep him away from punchers," said the American (below).
I like Amir but they should keep him away from punchers," the Sun quoted Roach, as saying.
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It occurred to me that my kindergarten students might have the same fascination for punching holes, but it seemed I really would have to do more than just hand them paper and a puncher and let them go at it.
Luque had lost only five of his previous 30 fights before the clash, but had no answer to Gethin's firepower and was pounded to defeat by the classy, unbeaten puncher.
I have never really considered most of the guys Lennox has fought as real punchers.
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I have been in with big punchers before so I will just go in there and do what I have to do.
But I have come up against big punchers in the past and I have proved that I can dish it out and take it.
We're both big punchers - so it should be interesting.