prepunch

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

Definition of prepunch

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

Other Words from prepunch

prepunched \ ˌprē-​ˈpəncht How to pronounce prepunch (audio) \ or pre-punched adjective
prepunched paper/holes

First Known Use of prepunch

1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Prepunch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prepunch. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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