poinçon

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poinçon

Etymology[edit]

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.

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Noun[edit]

poinçon m (plural poinçons)

  1. punch; stamp (device)
  2. hallmark (an official marking)
  3. bodkin
  4. awl

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