Definition of punchwork
1a : an openwork embroidery with patterns of holes formed by separating threads of the cloth and stitching them in place b : a tufted embroidery of cut or uncut loops made by pushing a heavy thread through cloth and used especially for bedspreads
2 : a small repetitive allover pattern made with a steel punch (as on furniture or for the background on a carved decorative panel)
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Origin and Etymology of punchwork
partly from 1punch, partly from 3punch
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