a narrow strip of paper in which holes are punched in designated patterns to represent characters: formerly in common use as an input/output medium.
a former name for punched tape
[pey-per-thin] /ˈpeɪ pərˈθɪn/ adjective 1. extremely thin: a paper-thin razor blade. 2. inadequate or unconvincing; flimsy: a paper-thin excuse.
noun 1. a person, group, nation, or thing that has the appearance of strength or power but is actually weak or ineffectual. noun 1. a nation, institution, etc, that appears powerful but is in fact weak or insignificant noun phrase A menacing person or thing that in fact lacks force; a blusterer: doing battle with […]
noun 1. a written or printed record, as of transactions or judicial opinions, especially when used to incriminate someone. noun phrase Records, documents, etc, that lead to a conclusion: Officials had expected to find a damning paper trail of incriminating evidence (mid-1980s+)
[pey-per-treyn] /ˈpeɪ pərˌtreɪn/ verb (used with object) 1. to train (a pet) to defecate or urinate on sheets of disposable paper.