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punch card

or punch·card, punched card

  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.
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Origin of punch card

First recorded in 1940–45
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Examples from the Web for punch card

Historical Examples of punch card

  • He jerked the punch-card out of the transmitter and called Vic.

    The Romantic Analogue

    W.W. Skupeldyckle

  • On such work as teaming, where teams are hauling earth along a road for a considerable distance, a punch-card is very valuable.

  • The paper in the curve-tracer was perfectly blank, and there was no punch-card in the transmitter head.

    The Romantic Analogue

    W.W. Skupeldyckle