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punch press

noun, Machinery
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
1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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

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