Definition of center punch in English:

center punch


  • A tool with a conical point for making an indentation in an object, to allow a drill to make a hole at the same spot without slipping.

    • ‘Place on painted aluminum can lid and mark through holes with a center punch and hammer.’
    • ‘After verifying the placement of your paper template, grab a sharp center punch and hammer, and using the the screw marks on the paper template, punch small dimples in the top skin of the ski.’
    • ‘Once the cabinets are marked lightly in pencil, use an awl or a center punch to create an indentation at the desired spot.’