Bell punch. See under Bell.Belt punch(Mach.), a punch, or punch pliers, for making holes for lacings in the ends of driving belts.Punch press. See Punching machine, under Punch, v. i.Punch pliers, pliers having a tubular, sharp- edged steel punch attached to one of the jaws, for perforating leather, paper, and the like.

(Punch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Punched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Punching.] [From Punch, n., a tool; cf. F. poinçonner.] To perforate or stamp with an instrument by pressure, or a blow; as, to punch a hole; to punch ticket.

Punching machine, or Punching press, a machine tool for punching holes in metal or other material; — called also punch press.

(Punch"eon) n. [F. poinçon awl, bodkin, crown, king-post, fr. L. punctio a pricking, fr. pungere to prick. See Pungent, and cf. Punch a tool, Punction.]

1. A figured stamp, die, or punch, used by goldsmiths, cutlers, etc.

2. (Carp.) A short, upright piece of timber in framing; a short post; an intermediate stud. Oxf. Gloss.

3. A split log or heavy slab with the face smoothed; as, a floor made of puncheons. [U.S.] Bartlett.

4. [F. poinçon, perh. the same as poinçon an awl.] A cask containing, sometimes 84, sometimes 120, gallons.

(Punch"er) n. One who, or that which, punches.

(Pun"chin) n. See Puncheon.

(Pun`chi*nel"lo) n. [It. pulcinella, probably originally a word of endearment, dim. of pulcina, pulcino, a chicken, from L. pullicenus, pullus. See Pullet.] A punch; a buffoon; originally, in a puppet show, a character represented as fat, short, and humpbacked. Spectator.

(Punch"y) a. [Perhaps for paunchy, from paunch. See 3d Punch.] Short and thick, or fat.

(Punc"ta*ted Punc"ta*ted) a. [From L. punctum point. See Point .]

1. Pointed; ending in a point or points.

2. (Nat. Hist.) Dotted with small spots of color, or with minute depressions or pits.

(Punc*ta"tor) n. One who marks with points. specifically, one who writes Hebrew with points; — applied to a Masorite. E. Robinson.

(Punc*tic"u*lar) a. Comprised in, or like, a point; exact. [Obs. & R.] Sir T. Browne.

(Punc"ti*form) a. [L. punctum point + -form.] Having the form of a point.

1. A tool, usually of steel, variously shaped at one end for different uses, and either solid, for stamping or for perforating holes in metallic plates and other substances, or hollow and sharpedged, for cutting out blanks, as for buttons, steel pens, jewelry, and the like; a die.

2. (Pile Driving) An extension piece applied to the top of a pile; a dolly.

3. A prop, as for the roof of a mine.

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