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Other Paunch Definition

[n] a protruding abdomen

Synonyms

belly

Misc. Definitions

\Paunch\, n. [OF. panch, pance, F. panse, L. pantex, panticis.]
1. (Anat.) The belly and its contents; the abdomen; also, the first stomach, or rumen, of ruminants. See {Rumen}.
2. (Naut.) A paunch mat; -- called also {panch}.
3. The thickened rim of a bell, struck by the clapper. {Paunch mat} (Naut.), a thick mat made of strands of rope, used to prevent the yard or rigging from chafing.
\Paunch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Paunched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Paunching}.]
1. To pierce or rip the belly of; to eviscerate; to disembowel. --Shak.
2. To stuff with food. [Obs.] --Udall.

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