pre·​punch ˌprē-ˈpənch How to pronounce prepunch (audio)
variants or pre-punch
prepunched or pre-punched; prepunching or pre-punching

transitive verb

: 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 adjective
or pre-punched
prepunched paper/holes

Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prepunch was in 1947

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Cite this Entry

“Prepunch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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