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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A pointed tool for piercing or for working on stone.

Usage examples (36)
  • 1 A puncheon was the flat surface of a split log, smoothed with an ax and pinned to the joists to make the floors of the rude cabins constructed before sawmills were...
  • The table and chairs were made of "puncheon," or slabs of wood, with holes bored under each corner to stick the legs in.
  • It was covered with clapboards and furnished with puncheon seats.
  • But, said Gargantua, will not you be content to pay a puncheon of for more
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