center punch

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center punch

A tool with a sharp point used in metalworking to create an indentation that marks the center of a hole to be drilled and steadies the drill bit when drilling.

cen′ter punch`

a punch for making shallow indentations in metal, esp. to mark points for drilling.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: punch - a tool with a conical point that is used to make indentations in metal (especially to mark points for drilling)
punch, puncher - a tool for making holes or indentations punch - make a small hole in something as a guide for a drill
pierce, thrust - penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument
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