card punches

card punch

noun
key punch ( def 1 ).
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keypunch

[kee-puhnch]
noun
1.
Also, key punch. Also called card punch. a machine, operated by a keyboard, for coding information by punching holes in cards or paper tape in specified patterns.
verb (used with object)
2.
to punch holes in (a punch card or paper tape), using a keypunch.
3.
to insert (data) into a computer by means of a keypunch: to keypunch code numbers.

Origin:
1930–35; key1 + punch1

keypuncher, noun
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card punch
 
n
1.  Compare card reader a device, no longer widely used, controlled by a computer, for transferring information from the central processing unit onto punched cards
2.  another name for key punch

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