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puncheon

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noun pun·cheon \ˈpən-chən\

Definition of puncheon

  1. 1 :  a pointed tool for piercing or for working on stone

  2. 2 a :  a short upright framing timber b :  a split log or heavy slab with the face smoothed



Origin and Etymology of puncheon

Middle English ponson, punchon, from Anglo-French ponchon pointed tool, support, ultimately from Vulgar Latin *punctiare to prick, pierce, from Latin punctum, supine of pungere — more at pungent


First Known Use: 14th century


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puncheon

noun pun·cheon

Definition of puncheon

  1. :  a large cask of varying capacity



Origin and Etymology of puncheon

Middle English punchon, from Anglo-French ponchon, probably from Middle French poinçon mark on goods certifying their origin


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with puncheon


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