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Puncheon meaning

Puncheon - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. A figured stamp, die, or punch, used by goldsmiths, cutlers, etc.
  2. 2. A short, upright piece of timber in framing; a short post; an intermediate stud.
  3. 3. A split log or heavy slab with the face smoothed; as, a floor made of puncheons.
  4. 4. A cask containing, sometimes 84, sometimes 120, gallons.
  5. 5. A cask holding 84 gallons.

Puncheon - examples of usage

  1. Wreaths of smoke and the acrid smell of burnt powder drifted through the barber shop, and four bodies lay on the puncheon floor- of whom two were already dead. - "The Tempering", Charles Neville Buck.
  2. Here I Lie, Like an Old Rum Puncheon, Marked, Numbered and Shooked, To be Raised at Last and Finished by the Hand of My Maker. - "When Egypt Went Broke", Holman Day.
  3. I've seen his topsails with these eyes, off Trinidad, and the cowardly son of a rum- puncheon that I sailed with put back- put back, sir, into Port of Spain." - "Treasure Island", Robert Louis Stevenson.
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