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paunch (plural paunches)
- The first compartment of the stomach of a ruminant, the rumen.
- The belly of a human, especially a large, fat protruding one.
- (nautical) A paunch mat.
- The thickened rim of a bell, struck by the clapper.
- (protruding belly): See also Thesaurus:paunch.
first stomach of ruminant; rumen
large, protruding belly
- To remove the internal organs of a ruminant, prior to eating.