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ˈpʌŋk tʃərpunc·ture

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. puncture(noun)

    loss of air pressure in a tire when a hole is made by some sharp object

  2. puncture(noun)

    a small hole made by a sharp object

  3. puncture(verb)

    the act of puncturing or perforating

  4. puncture(verb)

    pierce with a pointed object; make a hole into

    "puncture a tire"

  5. puncture(verb)

    make by piercing

    "puncture a hole"

  6. deflate, puncture(verb)

    reduce or lessen the size or importance of

    "The bad review of his work deflated his self-confidence"

  7. puncture(verb)

    cause to lose air pressure or collapse by piercing

    "puncture an air balloon"

  8. puncture(verb)

    be pierced or punctured

    "The tire punctured"


  1. puncture(Noun)

    The act or an instance of puncturing.

  2. puncture(Noun)

    A hole, cut, or tear created by a sharp object.

    I got a puncture in my bicycle tire and had to walk home.

  3. puncture(Verb)

    To pierce; to break through; to tear a hole.

    The needle punctured the balloon instantly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Puncture(noun)

    the act of puncturing; perforating with something pointed

    Etymology: [L. punctura, fr. pungere, punctum, to prick. See Pungent.]

  2. Puncture(noun)

    a small hole made by a point; a slight wound, bite, or sting; as, the puncture of a nail, needle, or pin

    Etymology: [L. punctura, fr. pungere, punctum, to prick. See Pungent.]

  3. Puncture(verb)

    to pierce with a small, pointed instrument, or the like; to prick; to make a puncture in; as, to puncture the skin

    Etymology: [L. punctura, fr. pungere, punctum, to prick. See Pungent.]


  1. Puncture

    Puncture was an early English punk group. Founded in the summer of 1976, this Islington, London based, four-piece combo consisted of Paul McCallum, Steve Counsel, Jak Stafford and "The Fabulous" Marty Truss. Their influences ranged from early The Who, The Kinks, Small Faces, through to Roxy Music, David Bowie, blues, rhythm and blues, and The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. Their first major gig was in November 1976, at Fulham Town Hall in London a week after an early gig by The Clash. Various personnel changes ensued, with Jak Stafford leaving to join prominent punk band X-Ray Spex, as Jak Airport. A brief tenure with guitarist Eric Electroid saw them move on to pastures new, with the recruitment of band member Anthony Keen on synthesizer and keyboards. In October 1977 they released the single "Mucky Pup" / "Can't Rock N Roll", the first release for the Small Wonder Records label, based in Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London. 2,000 copies of the single sold out, prompting Small Wonder Records to press another 1,000 singles. "Mucky Pup" gained lots of airplay at various punk gigs throughout 1977, and the B-side, "Can't Rock N Roll" was played on the BBC Radio 1 John Peel Show. They continued to play various gigs around London, notably at the punk club "The Roxy" in Covent Garden, supporting The Wasps and "The Man In The Moon" in Kings Road, Chelsea, supporting The Fruit Eating Bears. They continued gigging until January 1978, culminating in their farewell gig on 20 January 1978 at the Basement Club in Covent Garden, London.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Puncture

    pungk′tūr, n. a pricking: a small hole made with a sharp point.&mdashmdash;v.t. to prick: to pierce with a pointed instrument.—n. Puncturā′tion. [L. puncturapungĕre, to prick.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of puncture in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of puncture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of puncture in a Sentence

  1. Corey Feldman:

    He got one stab in, that was it. And it was a very small [puncture], it was bleeding, but it was like a dot. So I don’t know if he just got me with just the tip of the knife, or if he got me with a syringe. That’s the part we don’t know.

  2. Monica Rudiger:

    He wasn't beaten or strangled ; these are repetitive bites all over his body, i can't imagine how else he would come to have so many puncture wounds.

  3. Toronto Mississauga paleontologist Kirstin Brink:

    But the serrations were most efficient for piercing flesh and gripping it while ripping off a chunk of meat, called the 'puncture and pull' feeding style.

  4. Virginia Woolf:

    Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth.

  5. Tina Wismer:

    If they puncture and open the batteries, they can potentially cause burns in the mouth.

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