punch press

noun

: a press equipped with cutting, shaping, or combination dies for working on material (such as metal)

Examples of punch press in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1970, as the city approached its peak output and employment, 43% of black Milwaukeeans drew paychecks as industrial laborers - punch press operators, riveters, assembly-line workers, forklift drivers. John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 24 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of punch press was in 1863

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“Punch press.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punch%20press. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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