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paunch / pônch; pänch/ • n. 1. a large or protruding abdomen or stomach. 2. archaic Naut. a thick strong mat used to give protection from chafing on a mast or other spar. DERIVATIVES: paunch·i·ness / ˈpônchēnis/ n. paunch·y adj.

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paunch2 (naut.) thick mat or wooden shield to prevent chafing. XVII. prob. identical with prec. through the use of OF. pance (whence Eng. †paunce) for belly armour.

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paunch1 belly, stomach. XIV. — AN. pa(u)nche, ONF. panche, var. of OF. pance (mod. panse):- Rom. *pantice, L. pantex, -tic- (esp. pl.) bowels, intestines.

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paunch •Romansh •blanch, Blanche, branch, ranch, tranche •avalanche •backbench, bench, blench, clench, Dench, drench, entrench, French, frontbench, quench, stench, tench, trench, wench, wrench •crossbench • workbench •cinch, clinch, finch, flinch, inch, lynch, Minch, pinch, squinch, winch •chaffinch • greenfinch • hawfinch •goldfinch • bullfinch •carte blanche, conch •graunch, haunch, launch, paunch, raunch, staunch •brunch, bunch, crunch, hunch, lunch, munch, punch, scrunch •honeybunch • keypunch

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