transpierce

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

Definition of transpierce

transitive verb

: to pierce through : penetrate

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Examples of transpierce in a Sentence

got a thrill out of transpiercing butterflies with hat pins

First Known Use of transpierce

1592, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for transpierce

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

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The first known use of transpierce was in 1592

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Cite this Entry

“Transpierce.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transpierced. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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