trans·​pierce tran(t)s-ˈpirs How to pronounce transpierce (audio)
transpierced; transpiercing; transpierces

transitive verb

: to pierce through : penetrate

Examples of transpierce in a Sentence

pins used for transpiercing specimens kept under glass

Word History


Middle French transpercer, from Old French, from trans- (from Latin) + percer to pierce

First Known Use

1592, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of transpierce was in 1592

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Cite this Entry

“Transpierce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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