from The Century Dictionary.

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


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  • 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 Rushdie, Salman 1967

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

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart 1917

  • 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 Rudyard Kipling 1900

  • 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 Alphonse Daudet 1868


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