Definition of center punch in English:

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center punch

noun

A tool with a conical point for making an indentation in an object, to allow a drill to make a hole at the same spot without slipping.
Example sentences
  • Once the cabinets are marked lightly in pencil, use an awl or a center punch to create an indentation at the desired spot.
  • Place on painted aluminum can lid and mark through holes with a center punch and hammer.
  • After verifying the placement of your paper template, grab a sharp center punch and hammer, and using the the screw marks on the paper template, punch small dimples in the top skin of the ski.

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Syllabification: cen·ter punch

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