Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 04:09

centerpunch

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From center + punch

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

centerpunch (plural centerpunches)

  1. A hand tool used to prepare a workpiece prior to drilling a hole. It typically compresses and then suddenly releases a spring, creating a small indentation that, in turn, guides and centers the drill.
  2. The indentation left by such a tool.

VerbEdit

centerpunch (third-person singular simple present centerpunches, present participle centerpunching, simple past and past participle centerpunched)

  1. To prepare a workpiece for drilling by using a centerpunch to create an indentation.
  2. To place something directly in the middle.