Definition of hand-punching in English:

hand-punching

noun

historical
  • The manual punching of holes by hand, especially in a particular pattern in card or paper, to represent information.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Babbage (1791–1871), mathematician and computer pioneer. From hand + punching, after hand punch.

Pronunciation

hand-punching

/ˈhandˌpʌn(t)ʃɪŋ/