punch·​ball | \ ˈpənch-ˌbȯl How to pronounce punchball (audio) \

Definition of punchball

: baseball adapted for small areas in which a rubber ball is hit with a fist instead of a bat

Examples of punchball in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Partnership with governments probably beats being a punchball. The Economist, 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of punchball

1908, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of punchball was in 1908

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punch bag



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Cite this Entry

“Punchball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punchball. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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