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keypunch

noun key·punch \ ˈkē-ˌpənch \
Updated on: 10 Jan 2018

Definition of keypunch

: a machine with a keyboard used to cut holes or notches in punch cards

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First Known Use of keypunch

1903


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keypunch

verb

Definition of keypunch

transitive verb
: to enter (data) on punch cards with a keypunch

keypuncher

noun

First Known Use of keypunch

1908


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