Paunch mat
Paunch Paunch, n. [OF. panch, pance, F. panse, L. pantex, panticis.] 1. (Anat.) The belly and its contents; the abdomen; also, the first stomach, or rumen, of ruminants. See {Rumen}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) A paunch mat; -- called also {panch}. [1913 Webster]

3. The thickened rim of a bell, struck by the clapper. [1913 Webster]

{Paunch mat} (Naut.), a thick mat made of strands of rope, used to prevent the yard or rigging from chafing. [1913 Webster]


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  • Paunch — Paunch, n. [OF. panch, pance, F. panse, L. pantex, panticis.] 1. (Anat.) The belly and its contents; the abdomen; also, the first stomach, or rumen, of ruminants. See {Rumen}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) A paunch mat; called also {panch}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • panch — Paunch Paunch, n. [OF. panch, pance, F. panse, L. pantex, panticis.] 1. (Anat.) The belly and its contents; the abdomen; also, the first stomach, or rumen, of ruminants. See {Rumen}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) A paunch mat; called also {panch}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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