American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A game played by rolling a ball down a wooden alley in order to knock down a triangular group of ten pins. Also called tenpins.
- n. A similar game, such as duckpins or ninepins.
- n. Lawn bowling.
- n. The playing of one of these games.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In dyeing, the washing of fabrics by passing them over rollers in a vessel of water.
- n. The act of playing with or at bowls.
- v. present participle of bowl.
- n. A game played by rolling a ball down an alley and trying to knock over a triangular group of ten pins; ten-pin bowling
- n. New England candlepin bowling
- n. Several similar games played indoors or outdoors.
- n. cricket The action of propelling the ball towards the batsman.
- n. slang A particular style of walking associated with urban street culture.
- n. gerund The action of the verb bowl.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of playing at or rolling bowls, or of rolling the ball at cricket; the game of bowls or of tenpins.
- n. a game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of objects with the aim of knocking them over or moving them
- n. (cricket) the act of delivering a cricket ball to the batsman
- n. the playing of a game of tenpins or duckpins etc
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