keypunch (def 1).
Also, key punch. Also called card punch. a machine, operated by a keyboard, for coding information by punching holes in cards or paper tape in specified patterns.
to punch holes in (a punch card or paper tape), using a keypunch.
to insert (data) into a computer by means of a keypunch:
to keypunch code numbers.
a device, no longer widely used, controlled by a computer, for transferring information from the central processing unit onto punched cards Compare card reader
another name for key punch
1933, from key (n.1) + punch (v.).
- Card reader
noun a device, no longer widely used, for reading information on a punched card and transferring it to a computer Compare card punch Historical Examples As we have seen, the card reader restored the wife’s confidence and the young man reproved her for having done what she did. Brazilian Tales Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis […]
a room equipped for playing cards: The club has a big cardroom. (in some U.S. states or cities) a commercial gambling establishment licensed to conduct card games, usually poker, only. a room for carding wool. Historical Examples She took the count’s arm once more and moved forward into a small boudoir which adjoined the cardroom. […]
- Card shark
an expert cardplayer. cardsharp. Contemporary Examples I imagined myself becoming a card shark, but the dealer quickly discouraged me. Illegal New York Poker Clubs: A Former Waitress Reveals What Goes on Inside Sara Copeland April 11, 2012 Historical Examples He is a booze fighter and a card shark and a lot of other unscriptural things. […]
a person, especially a professional gambler, who cheats at card games. Historical Examples He believed that if he was in England with plenty of money he could track down that cardsharp lie. T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett noun a professional card player who cheats noun phrase A very clever card-player, esp an unscrupulous poker or […]