• WordNet 3.6
    • n puncher a tool for making holes or indentations
    • n puncher a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback
    • n puncher someone who delivers punches
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The little circles of paper that are cut out after a paper has been punched by a hole puncher are called "chad."
    • n Puncher One who, or that which, punches.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n puncher One who or that which punches, perforates, or stamps.
    • n puncher A contraction of cow-puncher; a cow-boy.
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In literature:

The agility of the cow-puncher saved him, and he went dancing out of harm's way, his spurs jingling.
"'Firebrand' Trevison" by Charles Alden Seltzer
In the Red Dog saloon some punchers on a holiday played cards at various tables, quietly drinking.
"The Trail to Yesterday" by Charles Alden Seltzer
I don't like him, and as soon as dad has another puncher to spare I'm going to ask for a change.
"The Boy Ranchers in Camp" by Willard F. Baker
A long-barreled Colt is the puncher's favorite weapon.
"The Boy Ranchers on Roaring River" by Willard F. Baker
They seemed typical cow-punchers in dress and manner.
"Shoe-Bar Stratton" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
The puncher found himself looking into the business end of a revolver.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
They could fraternize with ordinary cow-punchers.
"Virginia of Elk Creek Valley" by Mary Ellen Chase
He did not sing the whole forty verses, for good and sufficient reasons best known to punchers themselves.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
The foreman and the five punchers clamped over to the corner of the kitchen and watched him in speculative silence.
"Tharon of Lost Valley" by Vingie E. Roe
A clever, realistic story of the American Cow-puncher.
"Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman

In poetry:

Back and forth they passed the jug,
Until they went to sleep;
This puncher of the cattle
And this herder of the sheep.
"The Cowboy's Prayer" by Curley Fletcher
But the time I liked best, as I clearly remember;
Is one every cow puncher likes to recall.
When the work was all finished along in November,
And he follered the chuck wagon home in the fall.
"The Chuck Wagon" by Bruce Kiskaddon
You mebby spill some down the front of yore shirt,
But any old waddy knows that doesn’t hurt.
There may be some bugs and a couple insecks
But it all goes the same down a cow puncher’s neck.
"Drinkin' Water" by Bruce Kiskaddon
I have often been asked by the people I knowed,
To tell ‘em the way that a cow puncher rode.
Now them cow hands they didn’t all ride jest the same.
They rode a’most every old style you could name.
"How a Cow Puncher Rode" by Bruce Kiskaddon
Once we're outside the parson takes me 'and.
"Without your 'elp, your wit, we would 'ave failed."
"Aw, easy work," I answer, feelin' grand,
Like some ole knight, tin-mailed.
Then, sudden, like a load uv punchered tyres,
Me pride ixpires.
"Rose" by C J Dennis
The parson punchered me. 'E's alwiz 'ad
A trick uv callin' me by fancy names.
In town 'e christened me "Sir Gally'ad,"
'Oo was, it seems, a knight wot rescued dames,
But never spoke out uv 'is turn to none,
Becoz 'is 'eart was pure. 'E took the bun.
"Narcissus" by C J Dennis

In news:

Puncher & preacher: Ward, Kaufman relate through religion.
One is a puncher , the other is a preacher.
Joseph Diaz Jr has a puncher 's chance to support his family.
Seahawks Insider » Blog News » Dilfer gives Hawks puncher 's chance vs Bears.
The Counter- Puncher The Nation.
Bond set at $150,000 for accused child- puncher .
Puncher & preacher: Ward, Kaufman relate through religion.
One is a puncher, the other is a preacher.
Pro punchers marvel at Tillman's skill.
Hilarious vents from anonymous clock punchers forced to put up with various forms of crazy nine-to-five.
Here, a few of our favorites from clock punchers forced to suffer crazy nine-to-fives.
Tallahassee native and undefeated IBF Light Heavyweight Champion Tavoris Cloud will make second world title defense against Colombian puncher Fulgencio Zuniga.
Hot shot power puncher who was deemed to wreck havoc on the welterweight division.