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 […]
[puhnch] /pʌntʃ/ noun 1. a thrusting blow, especially with the fist. 2. forcefulness, effectiveness, or pungency in content or appeal; power; zest: a letter to voters that needs more punch. verb (used with object) 3. to give a sharp thrust or blow to, especially with the fist. 4. Western U.S. and Western Canada. to drive […]
- Punch-drunk syndrome
punch-drunk syndrome n. A condition seen in boxers and alcoholics, caused by repeated cerebral concussions and characterized by weakness in the lower limbs, unsteadiness of gait, slowness of muscular movements, hand tremors, hesitancy of speech, and mental dullness.
noun 1. Computers. . noun 1. a strip of paper for recording information in the form of rows of either six or eight holes, some or all of which are punched to produce a combination used as a discrete code symbol, formerly used in computers, telex machines, etc