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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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Without top scorer Lee Hunt, who is serving a two-match ban, Rhyl were punchless up front in the first half, although Chris Sharp had an effort cleared off the line.
The punchless Fifers seemed bereft of ideas and the small bands of visiting fans were not slow to express their frustrations.
Rovers coach Justin Morgan was as angry as his team was punchless.
He turned in six shutout innings, and the still- punchless Dodger s scratched out just enough offense for a 3-0 victory over the Padres in front of 36,435 at Petco Park.
Punchless County simply had no answer as the Yorkshire side bombarded Lee Grant's goal with set-pieces and pin-point crosses.
Defensively inept and punchless in attack, we made average opposition look like world-beaters and Lennie Lawrence's bizarre substitutions were the last straw.
HE was welcomed back amicably enough by the Killie fans, but when it was all over Bobby Williamson and a punchless Hibs deservedly left Rugby Park pointless.
PUNCHLESS Racing Club failed to ease their Western Division relegation worries after drawing another blank against high-flying Clevedon.
That punchless display by the Molineux men triggered the sacking of manager Colin Lee 24 hours later.
But wily old 'Bald Eagle' Smith was still focused enough to realise that defence was the best form of attack for his depleted forces against punchless Spurs in the second half.
The Bayern Munich hitman, who netted just three times last season, was punchless in the thumping win over Hungary.
Despite starting the night just three steps from a Wembley final, Mullen's men were flat, uninspired and punchless.