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English definition of “puncture”

puncture

noun [C]     /ˈpʌŋk.tʃər/ US  /-tʃɚ/
a small hole made by a sharp object, especially in a tyre: My bike has had two punctures in the last three weeks. I (= my car tyre) had a puncture when I was driving back from work. She had a puncture wound in her arm, from a wasp sting.Holes, hollows and dips
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