- the act or an instance of perforating or piercing
- a hole made by a sharp point, as in an automobile tire, the skin, etc.
Origin of punctureMiddle English from Classical Latin punctura, a pricking from Classical Latin pungere, to pierce: see point
transitive verb-·tured, -·tur·ing
- to perforate or pierce with a sharp point
- to reduce or put an end to, as if by a puncture: to puncture someone's pride