Origin of puncheon1
Definition for puncheon (2 of 2)
- any of various pointed instruments; a punch.
- a stamping tool.
Examples from the Web for puncheon
I preached it over several times in the granary with only Paddy, sitting immovably on a puncheon, for audience.The Story Girl|Lucy Maud Montgomery
The gambler's teeth sank into Keith's arm, and the latter in return jammed the man's head back onto the puncheon floor viciously.Keith of the Border|Randall Parrish
The bows of the vessel resembled the side of a tub, and the stern the end of a puncheon cut through the centre lengthways.Young Lion of the Woods|Thomas Barlow Smith
Like the palisade and puncheon methods, the cruck was medieval down to its very core.Virginia Architecture in the Seventeenth Century|Henry Chandlee Forman
The table and chairs were made of "puncheon," or slabs of wood, with holes bored under each corner to stick the legs in.The Story of Young Abraham Lincoln|Wayne Whipple