punchball

[puhnch-bawl]

noun

a form of playground or street baseball in which a rubber ball is batted with the fist.

Nearby words

  1. punch-drunk,
  2. punch-drunk syndrome,
  3. punch-out,
  4. punch-up,
  5. punchbag,
  6. punchboard,
  7. punchbowl,
  8. punched card,
  9. punched tape,
  10. puncheon

Origin of punchball

First recorded in 1930–35; punch1 + ball1

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British Dictionary definitions for punchball

punchball

noun

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