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Answer for the clue "A tool for making (usually circular) holes", 5 letters:
punch

Alternative clues for the word punch

Right or left

Contents of a big bowl

Forcefulness

(boxing) a blow with the fist

Vigor

Word definitions for punch in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
I. verb COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES Punch and Judy show punch bowl punched card rabbit punch sucker punch used...as a punching bag ▪ a young wife whose husband used her as a punching bag COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ ADVERB out ▪ The six note left hand...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Punch \Punch\, n. [Abbrev, fr. punchinello.] The buffoon or harlequin of a puppet show. Punch and Judy , a puppet show in which a comical little hunchbacked Punch, with a large nose, engages in altercation with his wife Judy.

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
Etymology 1 n. (context countable English) A hit or strike with one's fist. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To strike with one's fist. 2 (context transitive of cattle English) To herd#Verb. 3 (context transitive English) To operate (a device or system)...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
the puppet show star, 1709, shortening of Punchinello (1666), from Italian (Neapolitan) Pollecinella , Pollecenella , diminutive of pollecena "turkey pullet," probably in allusion to his big nose. The phrase pleased as punch apparently refers to his unfailing...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose" [syn: clout , poke , lick , biff ] an iced mixed drink usually containing alcohol and prepared for multiple servings; normally served in a punch bowl a tool for making (usually circular)...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Punch , or The London Charivari was a British weekly magazine of humour and satire established in 1841 by Henry Mayhew and engraver Ebenezer Landells . Historically, it was most influential in the 1840s and 1850s, when it helped to coin the term " cartoon...

Usage examples of punch.

It will set afire any flammable material around the hole that it punches, including human fat.

Ray saw Keene set his jaw and knew what he was thinking: no one could mix grandiosity and arrogance like Fredrick Van Alman and, yes, sometimes you wanted to punch out his lights.

Keene set his jaw and knew what he was thinking: no one could mix grandiosity and arrogance like Fredrick Van Alman and, yes, sometimes you wanted to punch out his lights.

She punched the button, then reached for her purse and the antacid tablets.

Next he punched the tapered tip of clear plastic tube about an inch in diameter through the aortic wall.

And he insisted on making amends for his imposture the day before an imposture, he pointed out, that had singularly failed due to their collective skills by ordering bumpers of arrack punch.

That you got yon man to dog me all night, put a tot in every one of my pints, drown me with arrack punch, leave me with a whore?

In the morning, she wearily dragged herself from bed, punched air-holes in a bandbox, and stuffed the drugged and heavy cat inside.

Before the bandaging began I took care to make them swallow a good dose of punch, and, then we proceeded to play.

After they had swallowed a few oysters and drank one or two glasses of punch, which they liked amazingly, I begged Emilie to give me an oyster with her lips.

He punched in the coordinates and blinked and fired and felt the shiftings and he was seated in a luxurious chair in a comfortable room.

Cat lunged for the yoke as Bluey turned his attention to the loran, punching in another set of coordinates.

He had his hands to his eyes doing the boohoo thing, and I guess I threw all my fear and frustration into the punch.

The jaw that Harry had punched was equal in size to the cheek where Bradden kept his tobacco cud.

His hard punches drove Brye back, until the older man reeled away, his face buried in his arms.