Punch pliers
Punch Punch, n. [Abbrev. fr. puncheon.] 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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Pile Driving) An extension piece applied to the top of a pile; a dolly. [1913 Webster]

3. A prop, as for the roof of a mine. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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