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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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While River's Prayer and jockey Clinton Potts were winning the $150,000 Cal Cup Distaff by a length over Tiz a Gem, the 3-10 favorite Cambiocorsa was coming home a punchless third, losing for the first time in nine starts on Santa Anita's 6 1/2-furlong hillside turf course.
Punchless Villa were not good enough to beat a newly-promoted side surely destined to return whence they came by season's end.
The Giants' punchless offense yet again failed to provide support for Uehara, who gave up just four hits in eight solid innings in a duel with Fukuhara.
Punchless Pool enjoyed long spells of control, and finished as the better team, despite having Chris Llewellyn sent off on 63 minutes for a foul on Michael Jackson.
DESPITE being punchless - and, in their manager's case, wordless - Newcastle seemed a more together side at Highbury.
The Irish appeared plenty ready for the postseason on Friday, as they coasted past punchless Churchill - the last school other than Sheldon to win the league title, which it did in 2000.
Kenny Jackett admitted last night he was frustrated as his punchless Swans were 'sloppy at the back and not ruthless in front of goal' as they stuttered to a 2-0 opening-day league defeat to Northampton Town.
But they were punchless up front, and also looked unhappy at the back when pressed by lively duo Henri Camara and Carl Cort.
It's just rather sad that the outcome of this latest instalment is probably the least meaningful of all as, just as when India toured England in 2011, one of the teams has been rendered a jaded, punchless shadow of itself by an itinerary drawn up by fools.
Elsewhere today I like Stoke at punchless Derby at 5-4 and Swansea should win at Bolton as long as they field a full-strength side.
Burnley blew Forest away they are turning the corner @BrigadierUK: How can punchless Aberdeen be odds-on to win a SPL game?