Definition of punching bag in English:

punching bag

Syllabification: punch·ing bag


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.
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    • ‘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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