Definition of punching bag noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


punching bag

BrE BrE//ˈpʌntʃɪŋ bæɡ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌntʃɪŋ bæɡ//
(North American English) (British English punchbag) Exercise
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a heavy leather bag, hung on a rope, which is punched, especially by boxers as part of training, or as a form of exercise More Like This Compound nouns with –ing forms airing cupboard, answering machine, asking price, baking powder, betting shop, boarding school, booking office, bowling alley, breathing space, breeding ground, changing room, clotting factor, cutting room, draining board, drinking water, eating apple, housing estate, icing sugar, living room, meeting place, nursing home, punching bag, racing car, sleeping pill, starting point, tuning fork, waiting room, working partySee worksheet. See related entries: Exercise
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