prepunch

verb pre·punch \ ˌprē-ˈpənch \
variants: or pre-punch

Definition of prepunch

prepunched or pre-punched; prepunching or pre-punching
: to perforate, cut, or emboss (something) in advance especially by means of a punch
  • Purchase one-inch-wide three-ring binders and prepunch the singers' scores before distributing them.
  • —Arthur Wenk
  • You will need to prepunch holes for embroidering. Otherwise, it will be almost impossible to get your needle through the leather!
  • —Kristen Sutcliffe

prepunched

play \ˌprē-ˈpəncht\ or pre-punched adjective
    • prepunched paper/holes

First Known Use of prepunch

1947

in the meaning defined above

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