punch bowl


a large bowl from which punch, lemonade, etc., is served, usually with a ladle.

Origin of punch bowl

First recorded in 1685–95
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British Dictionary definitions for punchbowl


/ (ˈpʌntʃˌbəʊl) /


a large bowl for serving punch, lemonade, etc, usually with a ladle and often having small drinking glasses hooked around the rim
British a bowl-shaped depression in the land
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