Also, key punch. Also called card punch. a machine, operated by a keyboard, for coding information by holes in cards or paper tape in specified patterns.
verb (used with object)
to holes in (a or paper tape), using a keypunch.
to insert (data) into a computer by means of a keypunch:
to keypunch code numbers.
1933, from key (n.1) + punch (v.).
noun 1. a ring, usually of metal, for holding keys.
- Keyring drive
noun 1. (computing) another name for pocket drive
[kee] /ki/ noun, plural keys. 1. a small metal instrument specially cut to fit into a lock and move its bolt. 2. any of various devices resembling or functioning as a key: the key of a clock. 3. . 4. something that affords a means of access: the key to happiness. 5. something that secures […]
noun, Shipbuilding. 1. any of various scarf joints in which the overlapping parts are keyed together.