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pulse modulation the formation of a periodic carrier wave by a sequence of short pulses, as used in radar. [2 definitions]
pulverize to make into powder, as by crushing, grinding, or pounding. [3 definitions]
puma a variety of large wild American cat; mountain lion; cougar.
pumice light, porous hardened lava, powdered or whole, used as an abrasive and polishing agent. [2 definitions]
pummel to strike heavily with or as if with the fists, a sword, a club, or the like; beat. [3 definitions]
pump1 a mechanical or biological device for compressing a fluid or gas, or moving it from one place to another, esp. through pipes or the like. [12 definitions]
pump2 a simple, relatively low-heeled women's shoe without buckles, shoelaces, or the like.
pumpernickel a dark, coarse, whole-grain bread made of rye.
pump iron (informal) to exercise the muscles, esp. by lifting weights.
pumpkin a large, roundish, gourdlike orange fruit that has thick edible flesh and is borne on a low-growing vine. [3 definitions]
pump priming (informal) the spending of government funds to stimulate private industry.
pun an instance or a variety of word play, often for humorous effect, that is based on a similarity in sound of two or more words or on various meanings of the same word. [4 definitions]
Punch the hook-nosed, humpbacked husband of Judy in the Punch-and-Judy puppet show.
punch1 a hard, quick blow with the fist. [6 definitions]
punch2 a tool or machine used for making small holes or indentations or for impressing a design, as in leather. [3 definitions]
punch3 a sweet drink comprising a mixture of ingredients such as fruit juices, soda, spices, or the like, often with wine or liquor added.
Punch-and-Judy show a puppet show consisting of slapstick humor in which the grotesque and quarrelsome Punch constantly fights with his wife Judy.
punch a time clock to work at a job that requires strict adherence to a certain number of hours to be worked.
punchboard a gambling game consisting of a small board with rows of paper-covered holes that players punch through to find tightly rolled slips of paper bearing prize designations, win or loss information, or the like.
punch bowl a large bowl in which punch, lemonade, or the like is mixed and served, esp. with a ladle. [2 definitions]
punch card a card with a pattern of holes punched in it representing information that can be stored, retrieved, or processed mechanically, electrically, or photoelectrically.