Meaning of puncheon

pun•cheon

Pronunciation: (pun'chun), [key]
— n.
  1. a large cask of varying capacity, but usually 80 gallons (304 l).
  2. the volume of such a cask, used as a measure.

pun•cheon

Pronunciation: (pun'chun), [key]
— n.
  1. a heavy slab of timber, roughly dressed, for use as a floorboard.
  2. a short, upright framing timber.
  3. (in goldsmith work)
    1. any of various pointed instruments; a punch.
    2. a stamping tool.
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