Definition of punching bag in English:

punching bag


North American
  • 1A stuffed or inflated bag, typically cylindrical or pear-shaped, suspended so it can be punched for exercise or training, especially by boxers.

    • ‘He's introduced on stage, where amidst the dancers he stands at the end of a row, sparring with a punching bag.’
    • ‘Jenkins went on to be Shield's fifteenth victim and punching bag for all six rounds and he added little (if any) resistance along the way.’
    • ‘She rushed into the back training room and punched angrily at the still punching bag.’
    • ‘It was a huge gymnasium with all sorts of exercise machines, punching bags, and even sparring rings.’
    • ‘She stood alone in a private training room where a punching bag swayed slowly in front of her.’
    • ‘Irene looked around and saw punching bags, weights, treadmills and other exercising equipment in the room.’
    • ‘There, in a large room heavy with the smell of sweat, Johnson alternates for several hours between punching bags, a torso mannequin, and the sparring ring.’
    • ‘The punching bags show bruises, tears, scores and other kinds of openings, yet they are tough enough to have survived the violence worked upon them.’
    • ‘Buffy was in the training room taking her frustrations out on the punching bag.’
    • ‘The dojo had punching bags, boxing gloves, a fountain that was in the corner of the room, which I presumed was for meditation.’
    • ‘All the equipment needed for weight training, sand-bags, punching bags and a sauna room are available.’
    • ‘‘Yeah, I guess,’ Natalie said sadly, looking at the punching bag hanging from their training room.’
    • ‘‘Go beat up the punching bags,’ she said to the three teenagers, then stepped to the other side of the room with Viktor.’
    • ‘She recognized it as a duplicate of the practice room she had at home, complete with the mats on the floors and several punching bags hanging in the center.’
    • ‘She could hear the whispers of the other boxers, staring at her bewilderedly, confused that a Tae Kwon Do student would be using the punching bag, especially with the stance of a seasoned boxer.’
    • ‘Trinidad treated Mayorga as his personal punching bag and Mayorga proved to be a fighter who failed to learn the basic of defense.’
    • ‘So, after a moment, the punching bag fell to the floor, it's stuffing strewn all over the floor.’
    • ‘In June 2000, while in a self-imposed boxing exile, Tyson fought a punching bag named Lou Savarese in Glasgow, Scotland.’
    • ‘After returning home and showering, he then hits the gym, where he concentrates on endurance and stamina exercises ranging from working over a punching bag to dead lifts with high repetition.’
    • ‘The floor was covered in mats, and assortments of punching bags were all around, and being abused fiercely by groups of boys Wong's age.’
    1. 1.1A person on whom another person vents their anger.


punching bag

/ˈpənCHiNG ˌbaɡ/