1 loss of air pressure in a tire when a hole is made by some sharp object
2 a small hole made by a sharp object
3 the act of puncturing or perforating
1 pierce with a pointed object; make a hole into; "puncture a tire"
2 make by piercing; "puncture a hole"
3 reduce or lessen the size or importance of; "The bad review of his work deflated his self-confidence" [syn: deflate]
4 cause to lose air pressure or collapse by piercing; "puncture an air balloon"
5 be pierced or punctured; "The tire punctured"
- A hole, cut, or tear created by a sharp object.
- I got a puncture in my bicycle tire and had to walk home.
- A hole, cut, or tear in a vehicle's tire.
Puncture may mean:
- A wound caused by such objects as nails or needles
- Penetration or leakage of any other object, especially a pneumatic tire. In British English "puncture" is the usual term; in American English a leaking tire is called a "flat"
- Puncture (band), an English punk band
- Puncturing, in coding theory, is the process of removing some of the bits in a data stream
puncture in German: Punktion
puncture in Latin: punctio
puncture in Swedish: Punktering
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