puncheon


1pun·cheon

noun \ˈpən-chən\

Definition of PUNCHEON

1
:  a pointed tool for piercing or for working on stone
2
a :  a short upright framing timber
b :  a split log or heavy slab with the face smoothed

Origin 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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2puncheon

noun

Definition of PUNCHEON

:  a large cask of varying capacity

Origin 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

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