(also ‘card-puncher‘; ‘keypunch operator‘; plural: ‘keypunchers‘; pronunciation: ‘key…puncher’)

‘keypunch’ = (become out-dated) a machine which is used for making holes (punch holes) in a card or tape for data-processing system on a computer

(become out-dated) a person who uses/operates a keypunch,


John has trained to be a keypuncher and spends most of his time punching cards that store data in computer systems.

Though keypunching seems to be a low level job, there are Keypunchers in the States who earn about $ 50,000!

Like any other computer jobs, keypunchers also work from the comfort of their homes — saving time and money on plying to office every day.

For an article that explains the job of a keypunch operator, please click here, (for a blog post that shows us how this job has become out-dated, please click here), for a blog post in which we read about the word ‘keypuncher’ being used for a machine which punches cards and also for a person who operates the device, please click here and for a blog post/advertisement that shows us how we find this old word in the present day, please click here.

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