paunch definition

  • noun:
    • The stomach, specially a protruding one; a potbelly.
    • See rumen.
    • the very first stomach of a ruminant, the rumen.
    • The abdomen or stomach of a human or animal, specifically a sizable, protruding one.
    • A paunch mat.
    • The belly as well as its contents; the stomach; also, the first tummy, or rumen, of ruminants. See rumen.
    • A paunch mat; -- labeled as also panch.
    • The thickened rim of a bell, struck because of the clapper.
    • A noticeably protruding stomach; a potbelly.
    • The stomach; the abdomen.
    • Specifically, in zoology, the rumen. See cut-under ruminant.
    • Nautical
    • Same as paunce, 2.
    • a protruding abdomen
  • verb:
    • to get rid of the internal body organs of a ruminant, including a hare or rabbit ahead of eating.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To pierce or tear the stomach of; to eviscerate; to disembowel.
    • To stuff with food.
  • others:
    • To pierce or tear the belly of; stick or stab in belly; eviscerate.
    • To fill the paunch of; material with meals.

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