See also: center punch
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centerpunch (plural centerpunches)
- 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.
- The indentation left by such a tool.
- To prepare a workpiece for drilling by using a centerpunch to create an indentation.
- To place something directly in the middle.