Punchboard Puncher


Meanings and phrases

punched card

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
  1. a card on which data can be recorded in the form of punched holes; punch card; Hollerith card
  • The ICT 1900 series Algol I/O version allowed input from paper tape or punched card.
  • Thus the letter A, which is "(12,1)" in the punched card format, is encoded "(B,A,1)".
  • The currency symbol $, "(11,8,3)" in the punched card, was encoded in memory as "(B,8,2,1)".

punched cards

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
  • Older examples are floppy disks, Zip disks, or punched cards.
  • Programs were mostly still entered using punched cards or paper tape.
  • Input and output for SAP are via punched cards or card images on tape.