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

  • n. A large, usually rubber or plastic ball having indentations for the thumb and fingers, used in bowling tenpins.
  • n. A small ball of similar material having no indentations, used in certain bowling games such as duckpins and candlepins.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A solid ball used in the sport of bowling, with finger holes allowing it to be picked up.

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

  • n. a large ball with finger holes used in the sport of bowling


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