From Old French poinçon, ponson, ponchon, probably a derivation from a Vulgar Latin verb *punctiāre from punctus or from Latin punctiōnem, accusative singular of punctiō. Compare Italian punzone, Spanish punzón. Doublet of ponction.
poinçon m (plural poinçons)
- stamp (device)
- a pointed tool, such as a punch, chisel, bodkin or awl
- hallmark (an official marking)