punching ball


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n punching ball an inflated ball or bag that is suspended and punched for training in boxing
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In literature:

He generally put in a quarter of an hour with the punching-ball every evening, before Moriarty turned up for the customary six rounds.
"The Gold Bat" by P. G. Wodehouse
To badger Mr. BIRRELL was an exciting pastime rather like punching the ball.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Volume 152, March 21, 1917" by Various
He was punching a ball this mornin', and Archibald saw him.
"Life and Gabriella" by Ellen Glasgow
Then he smashed lustily at a punch-ball, left, right, left, right, duck, bing!
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, July 22, 1914" by Various
An excellent dinner, punch, cards, a ball, and a duel!
"Monsieur Cherami" by Charles Paul de Kock
You'll find all you want there: clubs, punching ball, bars, dumb-bells, everything.
"The Croxley Master: A Great Tale Of The Prize Ring" by Arthur Conan Doyle
We threw the ball daily, and had lunches and punches.
"Julia Ward Howe" by Laura E. Richards
The crowd surround the prostrate pile, and punch among them for the ball.
"Pastoral Days" by William Hamilton Gibson

In news:

Two men reportedly punch girl, 11, for Lollapalooza beach ball .
Two teenagers have reportedly been charged with assault after punching an 11-year-old girl who refused to give them her souvenir Lollapalooza beach ball .
INTERVIEWS Teens Punch Young Girl Over Lollapalooza Beach Ball .
Maybe next time, goalkeeper Nick Rimando said, he will just try to punch the ball away.
Terry will have to sit after punching Michael Finley during a scramble for the ball late in game five.
Raiders have problems punching ball into end zone from in close.
Charles Tillman punches the ball out of the hands of Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt, which is recovered by the Bears in the first quarter.
A variety of standard probes, (cones, cylinders, blades, balls, punches) and fixtures (extrusion cell, shear cell, grips, etc.
The headliners for this year's Governor's Ball festival in New York City carry some serious nostalgia-heavy (read: Coachella 1999) punch.
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake keeper Kurtis Souza punches the ball away from the goal behind teammate Matt DiSorbo, left, and Niskayuna's Colby Vickerson on Tuesday.
Tillman's high school coach planted ball-punch seed.
2 Affix circle sticker, punch hole, and attach ball chain.
INTERVIEWS Teens Punch Young Girl Over Lollapalooza Beach Ball.