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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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It applies to a degree to cup-point punches used commonly on dome-headed pins to prevent flats.
It was common to offer hot punches, cold punches, milk punches (a predecessor of today's eggnog), punches with chocolate, coconut milk, vanilla, green tea, ginger, and every possible spirit from brandy, gin, and rum to stout and wine.
The app auto-recognizes the object and punches it out to create an isolated image, or "Punch Shot.
Guests choose from a list of four to five punches that are crafted at a service bar and finished tableside.
Center punches come in a variety of sizes and some folks often use one that is too large for the drill they'll be using.
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When we counted four to six broken punches a month, we needed to find the reason and correct it.
Lutter (12-4) managed to pass Silva and as the round neared an end, began to throw a flurry of punches down on Silva, who didn't panic and, despite his dire position, was able to free himself.
Soft brass or copper punches are acceptable in most cases for removing tooling, although my preference is for nylon or other plastic.
66 cm) long crank handle, and a wide selection of round and square punches and dies are available.
PUNCH FIVE and it's back to that sickening left hook to the head as Bruno tries to clutch Tyson round the neck, anything to stop the welter of wicked punches raining in on him.
The company's core refrigerated juice drink line, Tampico(R) Fruit Punches, is a favorite among Hispanics and has remained the number one selling brand in U.