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punch·ball

 (pŭnch′bôl′)
n.
A game having rules similar to baseball but played with a rubber ball that is batted with the fist.

punchball

(ˈpʌntʃˌbɔːl)
n
1. (Boxing) a stuffed or inflated ball, supported by a flexible rod, that is punched for exercise, esp boxing training
2. (Baseball) US a game resembling baseball in which a light ball is struck with the fist

punch•ball

(ˈpʌntʃˌbɔl)

n.
a form of playground or street baseball in which a rubber ball is batted with the fist.
[1930–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.punchball - an inflated ball or bag that is suspended and punched for training in boxingpunchball - an inflated ball or bag that is suspended and punched for training in boxing
ball - round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games; "the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve"; "the mayor threw out the first ball"; "the ball rolled into the corner pocket"
Translations

punchball

[ˈpʌntʃbɔːl] N
1. (Brit) → pera f, punching-ball m
2. (US) (= game) tipo de béisbol que se juega sin bate

punchball

[ˈpʌntʃˌbɔːl] npunching ball m inv
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