Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hand-punch for stamping or canceling railroad, theater, or other tickets.

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Examples

  • By the time the conductor arrived with the authority of his crescent-cutting ticket-punch, Gibreel had been somewhat soothed by these manifestations of law, and began to perk up and invent rationalizations.

    The Satanic Verses

  • The ticket-punch still lay on the hat-rack in the hall.

    K

  • It was the one porter who beat the navvy on the nose with a ticket-punch, but it was the three third-class tickets who attached themselves to his legs and freed the captive.

    The Day's Work - Volume 1

  • Tarasque, la Tarasque 'and the guard, with his ticket-punch slung on its bandolier and his braided cap tipped over one ear, chucked his little yapping dog onto the tarpaulin of the coach-roof and scrambled up himself crying' Let's go! ...

    Tartarin De Tarascon

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