Webster 1913 Edition
can. So called because composed of five ingredients, viz., sugar, arrack, spice, water, and lemon juice. See
A beverage composed of wine or distilled liquor, water (or milk), sugar, and the juice of lemon, with spice or mint; – specifically named from the kind of spirit used;
champagne punch, etc.
a sort of punch made with spirit, milk, sugar, spice, etc.–
a large bowl in which punch is made, or from which it is served.–
a punch frozen and served as an ice.
The buffoon or harlequin of a puppet show.
Punch and Judy,
a puppet show in which a comical little hunchbacked Punch, with a large nose, engages in altercation with his wife Judy.
[Prov. E. Cf.
A short, fat fellow; anything short and thick.
I . . . did hear them call their fat child
punch, which pleased me mightily, that word being become a word of common use for all that is thick and short.
One of a breed of large, heavy draught horses;
as, the Suffolk.
punchen, perhaps the same word as E.
punish: or cf. E.
To thrust against; to poke;
punchone with the end of a stick or the elbow
A thrust or blow.
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.
An extension piece applied to the top of a pile; a dolly.
A prop, as for the roof of a mine.
a punch, or punch pliers, for making holes for lacings in the ends of driving belts.–
Punching machine, under
pliers having a tubular, sharp-edged steel punch attached to one of the jaws, for perforating leather, paper, and the like.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
, a tool; cf. F.
To perforate or stamp with an instrument by pressure, or a blow;
puncha hole; to
Punching machine, or
a machine tool for punching holes in metal or other material; – called also
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A short fat fellow.
1.To perforate with an iron instrument, either pointed or not; as, to punch a hole in a plate of metal.
2.In popular usage,to thrust against with something obtuse; as, to punch one with the elbow.