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punching bag

Syllabification: punch·ing bag

Definition of punching bag in English:


North American
A stuffed or inflated bag, typically cylindrical or pear-shaped, suspended so it can be punched for exercise or training, especially by boxers.
Example sentences
  • ‘Yeah, I guess,’ Natalie said sadly, looking at the punching bag hanging from their training room.
  • She stood alone in a private training room where a punching bag swayed slowly in front of her.
  • It was a huge gymnasium with all sorts of exercise machines, punching bags, and even sparring rings.

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