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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A stuffed or inflated leather bag that is usually suspended so that it can be punched with the fists for exercise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A device, consisting of a tough cloth bag over sand or other material, used to practice punching.
  • n. A person serving as an object of abuse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an inflated ball or bag that is suspended and punched for training in boxing
  • n. a person on whom another person vents their anger

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