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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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Punchers Impact is an Independent video game developer and publisher based in Paris that creates multiplayer downloadable games across different gaming platforms (PC, Mac, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3).
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We're both punchers with excellent knock-out records and we'll both be throwing leather.
Vargas, his voice rising as he spoke, pointed out that De La Hoya ran for 12 rounds in his loss to Trinidad in 1999 but Vargas stood toe to toe with one of the sport's biggest punchers in December.
Yamaha Fine Technologies' flexible circuit board punchers used by over 70 manufacturers worldwide enjoy a particularly strong reputation and set the industry benchmarks for precision and reliability.
Cintron, 25,only laced up the gloves at the age of 19, but is one of the biggest punchers in any divison with 22 knockouts in 24 straight wins since he turned pro in 2000.
There are still questions as to whether Oscar has faced the toughest opponents, whether he's dodged the big punchers for business reasons.
The showdown between Vargas (20-0, 18 KOs) and Trinidad (38-0, 31 KOs) at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino has the potential to be a classic bout: two lethal punchers in their primes who usually make short work of their opponents.