The first stomach of a ruminant, the rumen. (noun)
The abdomen or belly of a human or animal, especially a large, protruding one. (noun)
A paunch mat. (noun)
To remove the internal organs of a ruminant, such as a hare or rabbit prior to eating. (verb)
Examples of word paunch
To quote the foreword in one of Luther's books, "his gorged paunch is puffed up with uncivil pride."
When the paunch is to be punctured, the animal must be stabbed with a knife (a penknife will do) midway between the haunch-bone and the last rib of the left side; and the opening should be prevented from closing, by the introduction of a tin tube or something of that kind, till the gases are dispelled.
And for a long time, I made the excuse that having a paunch was a sign of success, and, you know, I live a high life in the literary world; we all do.
The almost universal respect inspired by a beard or a paunch is a poor tribute to human discernment.
It has already been shown by the illustration, (p. 4,) that the paunch is the largest of the four cavities; but this is not the case with the stomach of the young calf, which, while it continues to suck, does not ruminate; in this case the _reed_, which is the true digestive cavity, is actually larger than the other three taken together.