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PUNCH, noun [Latin punctum, pungo.] An instrument of iron or steel, used in several arts for perforating holes in plates of metal, and so contrived as to cut out a piece.

PUNCH, noun A drink composed of water sweetened with sugar, with a mixture of lemon juice and spirit.

PUNCH, noun The buffoon or harlequin of a puppet show. [See Punchinello.]

PUNCH, noun A well set horse with a short back, thin shoulders, broad neck, and well covered with flesh.

1. A short fat fellow.

PUNCH, verb transitive [Latin pungo.]

1. To perforate with an iron instrument, either pointed or not; as, to punch a hole in a plate of metal.

2. In popular usage, to thrust against with something obtuse; as, to punch one with the elbow.