A card punch which cut little U-shapes in punched cards, rather than punching out a circle or rectangle. The U’s made a hole when folded back.
One of the Jargon File’s correspondents believed that the term “chad” derived from the Chadless keypunch. Obviously, if the Chadless keypunch didn’t make them, then the stuff that other keypunches made had to be “chad”. The assertion that the keypunch was named after its inventor is not supported by any record in US or UK patents or surname references.
noun the Japanese tea ceremony
the traditional garment of Muslim and Hindu women, consisting of a long, usually black or drab-colored cloth or veil that envelops the body from head to foot and covers all or part of the face. noun a variant spelling of chuddar noun See burka n. “cloth worn as a shawl by Muslim women,” from Persian […]
noun a shroud which covers the body from head to foot, usually worn by females in Islamic countries
Florence (May) 1918–1995, U.S. long-distance swimmer. Henry, 1824–1908, U.S. sportswriter and baseball pioneer, born in England. George Whitefield, 1854–1931, U.S. composer. James, 1891–1974, English physicist: discoverer of the neutron; Nobel Prize 1935. noun Sir Edwin. 1800–90, British social reformer, known for his Report on the Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population of Great Britain (1842) […]