- a short, upright wooden post used in a framework
- a heavy, broad piece of roughly dressed timber with one side hewed flat
- any of various devices for punching, perforating, or stamping; esp., a figured die used by goldsmiths, etc.
Origin of puncheonMiddle English punchoun from Middle French poinçon from Vulgar Latin an unverified form punctio from punctiare, to prick from Classical Latin punctus, past participle of pungere, to prick: see point
- a large cask of varying capacity (72-120 gal), for beer, wine, etc.
- as much as such a cask will hold
Origin of puncheonMiddle English punchion from Old French poinçon, probably from poinchon, variant, variety of poçon, pot, small fluid measure, diminutive of pot from Vulgar Latin potus: see pot
- A short wooden upright used in structural framing.
- a. A piece of broad, heavy, roughly dressed timber with one face finished flat.b. A walkway over wet ground made by laying planks or dressed timbers over sills set directly on the ground.c. A short low bridge of similar construction. Also called puncheon bridge .
- A punching, perforating, or stamping tool, especially one used by a goldsmith.
Origin of puncheonMiddle English punchoun from Anglo-Norman ponchon punching or piercing tool, piercing weapon, vertical strut from Vulgar Latin pūnctiō pūnctiōn- from pūnctiāre to pierce from Latin pūnctus past participle of pungere to prick ; see peuk- in Indo-European roots.
along the Twinway trail, a section of the Appalachian Trail, in the White Mountains of New Hampshire
- A cask with a capacity of from 72 to 120 gallons (273 to 454 liters).
- The amount of liquid contained in a puncheon.
Origin of puncheonMiddle English punchoun from Anglo-Norman ponchon punching tool, cask (probably because the casks were inspected and marked with a punch) ; see puncheon 1.
- A figured stamp, die, or punch, used by goldsmiths, cutlers, etc.
- A short, upright piece of timber in framing; a short post; an intermediate stud.
- A split log or heavy slab of timber with the face smoothed, used for flooring or construction.
- A cask used to hold liquids, having a capacity varying from 72 to 120 gallons; a tercian.