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punching bag

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noun punch·ing bag \ˈpən-chiŋ-\

Simple Definition of punching bag

  • : a very heavy bag that usually hangs from the ceiling and that is punched for exercise or training

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of punching bag

  1. 1 :  a stuffed or inflated bag usually suspended for free movement and punched for exercise or for training in boxing

  2. 2 :  one who is routinely abused or defeated by another

1886

First Known Use of punching bag

1886


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