key•punchPronunciation: (kē'punch"), [key]
Also called card punch.
a machine, operated by a keyboard, for coding information by punching holes in cards or paper tape in specified patterns.
to punch holes in (a punch card or paper tape), using a keypunch.
to insert (data) into a computer by means of a keypunch: to keypunch code numbers.
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