sub·​punch | \ ˈsəb+¦- \

Definition of subpunch

: to punch to a size smaller than the finished dimension so that sufficient material is left for finishing (as by drilling or reaming)

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History and Etymology for subpunch

sub- + punch

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“Subpunch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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