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puncheon

noun pun·cheon \ ˈpən-chən \

Definition of puncheon

1 :a pointed tool for piercing or for working on stone
2 a :a short upright framing timber
b :a split log or heavy slab with the face smoothed

Origin and Etymology of puncheon

Middle English ponson, punchon, from Anglo-French ponchon pointed tool, support, ultimately from Vulgar Latin *punctiare to prick, pierce, from Latin punctum, supine of pungere — more at pungent


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puncheon

noun

Definition of puncheon

:a large cask of varying capacity

Origin and Etymology of puncheon

Middle English punchon, from Anglo-French ponchon, probably from Middle French poinçon mark on goods certifying their origin



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