punch press

  1. a power-driven machine used to cut, draw, or otherwise shape material, especially metal sheets, with dies, under pressure or by heavy blows.

Origin of punch press

First recorded in 1910–15

Words Nearby punch press

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How to use punch press in a sentence

  • With heart beating double-time, he stood in the shadow of a great punch-press and listened.

    White Fire | Roy J. Snell
  • On Earth, if a man sticks his thumb in a punch press, he loses his thumb.

    Anchorite | Randall Garrett
  • The paper or tin tops and bottoms are stamped out on a punch press.

    All About Coffee | William H. Ukers