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punchball

[puhnch-bawl]
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noun
  1. a form of playground or street baseball in which a rubber ball is batted with the fist.
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Origin of punchball

First recorded in 1930–35; punch1 + ball1
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British Dictionary definitions for punchball

punchball

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