a large bowl from which punch, lemonade, etc., is served, usually with a ladle.
1690s, from punch (n.2) + bowl (n.).
noun 1. a card having holes punched in specific positions and patterns so as to represent data to be stored or processed mechanically, electrically, or photoelectrically.
- Punch clock
noun a timer used on an inserted card to mechanically note the time an employee arrives or departs; time clock Word Origin 1908
- Punch cows
verb phrase To herd or drive cattle (1890+)
[puhnch-druhngk] /ˈpʌntʃˌdrʌŋk/ adjective 1. (especially of a boxer) having cerebral concussion caused by repeated blows to the head and consequently exhibiting unsteadiness of gait, hand tremors, slow muscular movement, hesitant speech, and dulled mentality. 2. Informal. befuddled; dazed. adjective 1. demonstrating or characteristic of the behaviour of a person who has suffered repeated blows to […]