punch list


: a list of usually minor tasks to be completed at the end of a project

Examples of punch list in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But neighbors who attended Monday’s Elgin Planning and Zoning Commission hearing had a punch list of concerns about the expansion, including its size. Gloria Casas, Chicago Tribune, 12 Sep. 2023 Once construction is complete, count on another month or two for inspections, completing punch list items and closing. Erin Hayes Burt, Dallas News, 25 Aug. 2023 The rest of their punch list includes photographs by the French photographer François Halard, 18th-century French engravings that Muñoz inherited from her family in the bedroom, and furniture by designers such as ELLE DECOR A-Lister Laura Gonzalez. Bebe Howorth, ELLE Decor, 8 Aug. 2023 This morning, the Somerville Fire Department is out walking the path to get more familiar with it, and GLX contractors are continuing to work on remaining punch list items. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 7 June 2023 Twenty percent of the punch list items were slated for completion next year and in 2025. Laura Crimaldi, BostonGlobe.com, 2 June 2023 For Dean, the hang-ups go beyond a punch list. Dave Lieber, Dallas News, 17 Mar. 2023 The budget for the project was As of Feb. 3, Frank Tomcak, senior project manager for Downes Construction Company, said work still in progress includes the masonry veneer, parking lot light fixtures, sidewalks along Garfield Street, and other small punch list items. Steve Smith, courant.com, 25 Feb. 2021 Boso had a long punch list of things to redo, like bathrooms, kitchen equipment, the side patio and the bar. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 17 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of punch list was in 1955

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“Punch list.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punch%20list. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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