a short post, esp. one used for supporting the roof in a coal mine.
a rough board or other length of wood, usually with one flattened side, used for flooring or building.
another term for punch2 .
a large cask for liquids or other commodities holding from 72 to 120 gallons.
, or vertical timber shorter and lighter than a post
in a timber frame
pointed tool or † weapon. XIV. ME. pons(y)on
— OF. poinson
):- Rom. *punctiōne(m)
, f. Rom. *punctiāre
(mostly Sc.) large cask (esp. one of specific capacity). XV. Identical in form with prec., but if it is the same word the sense development is obscure.