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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Paunch \Paunch\ (p[add]nch or p[aum]nch; 277), n. [OF. panch, pance, F. panse, L. pantex, panticis.] 1. (Anat.) The belly and its contents; the abdomen; also, the first stomach, or rumen, of ruminants. See Rumen. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) A paunch mat; -- called also panch. [1913 Webster] 3. The thickened rim of a bell, struck by the clapper. [1913 Webster] 4. A noticeably protruding belly; a potbelly. [PJC] Paunch mat (Naut.), a thick mat made of strands of rope, used to prevent the yard or rigging from chafing. [1913 Webster]