puncture - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˈpʌŋktʃə(r)/
singularpuncture
pluralpunctures
  1. 1
    a small hole made by accident in a tyre

    Their journey was delayed for several hours because of a puncture.

  2. 2
    a small hole made with a sharp point, for example in a person’s skin during an operation