Definition of punchbowl in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈpʌn(t)ʃbəʊl


  • 1A bowl used for mixing and serving punch.
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    • We show up with a group of friends to mask our alone-ness, but when the dance party gets started, we're looking for the punchbowl.
    • It has tables and chairs along the walls, a table with snacks and a punchbowl, and a tiny proscenium stage up front.
    • There's a famous family story about the time my parents went to a neighbourhood party and a woman accosted my mother over the punchbowl, raving about what a good listener my father was.
  • 1.1chiefly British A deep round hollow in a hilly area.
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    • About halfway along the loop, you'll reach the falls, among the park's most impressive: a thundering, 40-foot plunging punchbowl.

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