center punch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v center punch make a small hole in something as a guide for a drill
    • n center punch a tool with a conical point that is used to make indentations in metal (especially to mark points for drilling)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Center punch (Mech) A punch for making indentations or dots in a piece of work, as for suspension between lathe centers, etc.
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Usage

In literature:

When well stirred place large block of Ice in center of bowl; dress the Ice with Fruit and serve with a Ladle into Punch glasses.
"The Ideal Bartender" by Tom Bullock
In the center was an enormous punch-bowl, borrowed from the Averys, full of lemonade.
"Prudence of the Parsonage" by Ethel Hueston
These give a record confirming the center-punch tests, which, if the angle of the center punch is kept at 120 deg.
"The Working of Steel" by Fred H. Colvin
With a center punch (tools) or sharp-pointed nail make small dents (2 in.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
Center punch for marking terminals and connectors before drilling.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
Place block of ice in center of punch bowl and pour in this mixture.
"Civic League Cook Book" by Anonymous
Serve in punch glasses with a maraschino cherry in the center of each.
"Dinners and Luncheons" by Paul Pierce
The accuracy of this method depends, of course, upon the location of the center-punch marks.
"Turning and Boring" by Franklin D. Jones
There's a tiny hole drilled or punched in the center.
"Whispering Wires" by Henry Leverage
A center punch mark is then made upon the face of the steam chest.
"Scientific American, Vol. XXXVII.--No. 2. [New Series.], July 14, 1877" by Various
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In news:

WASHINGTON – Emotions were riding high right from the get-go at the Verizon Center as John Cena and Brock Lesnar exchanged punches in an all-out brawl , but it was the self-proclaimed "War Machine" who landed the last blow of the night.
103GBF Damn Loud Rock Show heats up the summer as the "Trespass America Festival" comes to The Ford Center on July 31st with headliner Five Finger Death Punch plus: Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Pop Evil, Emmure, God Forbid and Battlecross.
Ali Center's ' IndiVisible ' exhibit packs a punch.
The NHL certainly hasn't lost its fight: San Jose Sharks defenseman Jason Demers was trying to punch Dallas Stars center Steve Ott when linesmen Brian Mach jumped between the two of them in an attempt to break up the fight.
TRAFFIC slowed to a crawl outside Lincoln Center one Saturday night early this month as curious onlookers gawked at Adam Sandler walking down the red carpet at the premiere of his film "Punch-Drunk Love".
We go snow skiing in the cold, we check out football in the cold and Friday night we throwdown to Five Finger Death Punch in the cold as the "Share the Welt" tour is now on the outdoor stage at the Lonestar Event Center.
But then Raubenheimer punched in his own rebound after getting a centering pass from Searfoss at 4:14 of the four-goal second period .
We go snow skiing in the cold, we check out football in the cold and Friday night we throwdown to Five Finger Death Punch in the cold as the "Share the Welt " tour is now on the outdoor stage at the Lonestar Event Center.
Brendan Haywood initially figured Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy had to be pulling an April Fool 's joke on him Saturday when he claimed the Dallas Mavericks center had sucker-punched Dwight Howard in the back during Friday's game.
Brendan Haywood initially figured Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy had to be pulling an April Fool's joke on him Saturday when he claimed the Dallas Mavericks center had sucker-punched Dwight Howard in the back during Friday's game.
No problem - he punches a double into the right-center gap.
Sick of doughnuts with a raw center, he used a pepper pot to punch out holes to help his doughnuts cook more evenly.
One of two men who escaped from Hawaii Community Correctional Center last Wednesday allegedly choked an unarmed, 63-year-old guard while the other punched the victim and stole his keys to the facility, according to court documents.
25 left in the second quarter of the Mavericks' 119-96 victory over Sacramento, Kings center DeMarcus Cousins delivered what replays showed to be a back-hand, closed-fist punch to O.J.
Authorities at the Charleston County Sheriff's Office have released video of a detention officer repeatedly punching a female suspect in the face during a booking at the Charleston County Detention Center last December.
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In science:

This electrode has a ∼ 1 mm hole punched in the center to allow some of the electrons to proceed to the trap in a beam.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
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