Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A contraction of cow-puncher; a cow-boy.
  • noun One who or that which punches, perforates, or stamps.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, punches.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun often in combination A person who punches (in a specified manner).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a tool for making holes or indentations
  • noun someone who delivers punches
  • noun a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Maes can't win, but he's got what they call a puncher's chance.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • About half of the players (including the groin puncher) look like they’re super heroes with some special force field around them.

    Are you ready for some football? « Awful Library Books

  • Before the fight, Oscar made Floyd agree to a list of demands which would favor de la Hoya, namely that the two wear Reyes gloves (the so-called puncher's glove, which should have, in theory, been of benefit to Oscar, the bigger puncher of the two), a smaller ring (which would benefit Oscar's long-standing stamina problems), and most importantly, a 154 lb. weight limit.

    East Side Boxing

  • Before the fight, Oscar made Floyd agree to a list of demands which would favor de la Hoya, namely that the two wear Reyes gloves (the so-called puncher's glove, which should have, in theory, been of benefit to Oscar, the bigger puncher of the two), a smaller ring (which would benefit Oscar's long-standing stamina problems), and most importantly, a 154 lb. weight limit.

    East Side Boxing

  • Before the fight, Oscar made Floyd agree to a list of demands which would favor de la Hoya, namely that the two wear Reyes gloves (the so-called puncher's glove, which should have, in theory, been of benefit to Oscar, the bigger puncher of the two), a smaller ring (which would benefit Oscar's long-standing stamina problems), and most importantly, a 154 lb. weight limit.

    East Side Boxing

  • Before the fight, Oscar made Floyd agree to a list of demands which would favor de la Hoya, namely that the two wear Reyes gloves (the so-called puncher's glove, which should have, in theory, been of benefit to Oscar, the bigger puncher of the two), a smaller ring (which would benefit Oscar's long-standing stamina problems), and most importantly, a 154 lb. weight limit.

    East Side Boxing

  • Tarver's a good counter-puncher, which is a potent antidote to Dawson getting too carried away with his offense.

    MVN

  • It was rough and even dangerous work, and individual animals, again generally cows, would sometimes make desperate charges, and even assist an unfortunate "puncher" in scaling the walls.

    Ranching, Sport and Travel

  • Somebody said he thought the least Mr. Willett could have done was to come over and see how his best "puncher" was getting on, and somebody else replied, in low tone, that any one could see Willett had no thoughts for anything or anybody outside of

    Under Fire

  • The 'puncher' comes out from his blankets and scans the hundreds of cattle dotted here and there in the shadow of the foot-hills.

    Chatterbox, 1906

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