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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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Elsewhere there are punch-ups galore, with Chas hitting Carl when she finds out he slept with Lexi and Andy taking on Charlie when he goads him about Jo - a bad move when the farmer ends up in hospital.
SO CHRISTMAS is upon us, with its parties, its presents and its punch-ups.
Fellow jury member Iain Richardson, from Cromwell Avenue, Winlaton, said: "Maybe that was true in the Seventies and Eighties, but I think the days of punch-ups have gone.
If I were in his shoes I would react in the same way Fulham boss Chris Coleman gets prepared for some punch-ups after turning down Manchester United's bid for French striker Louis Saha
A LETTER lands with a thump on my desk from the constituency office of AM Alison Halford, who has a couple of interesting points to make about punch-ups.
Glasgow rattled the Maoris with a combative approach and the last of several punch-ups 15 minutes from time resulted in the sending-off of flanker Hare Makiri and John Shaw.
To onlookers watching Saturday's puny punch-ups and curses, there's nothing to choose between either oafish camp.
Huge punch-ups on the pitch are a great test for rugby reporters' powers of understatement - who can forget commentator Bill McLaren's "little bit of argybargy" - and special mention must go to the Yorkshire Evening Post writer's attempt to skip over the violent scenes with a pithy "the game turned ugly after 50 minutes".
X: NIGHT OF VENGEANCE 90mins 18 TWO hookers go on the run after witnessing a murder in this eventful thriller that's packed with punch-ups, shoot-outs and bonking.
Saunders, 48, plays Vivienne Vyle, whose TV show is full of on-air rows and punch-ups in the BBC2 comedy.
Resplendent in his outfit, his hair specially ironed for the occasion, I realised that the boy whose parties used to end in punch-ups has become a young man - and it all happened in the blink of an eye.
Tramps should be rewarded for clearing glass bottles from the streets to cut the number of drinkers injured in post-pub punch-ups, according to new research.