Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A game of Italian origin similar to lawn bowling that is played with wooden balls on a long narrow court covered with fine gravel.

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  • noun sports A game, similar to bowls or pétanque, played on a long, narrow, dirt-covered court

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  • noun Italian bowling played on a long narrow dirt court

Etymologies

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

[Italian bocce, pl. of boccia, ball.]

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Italian bocce

Examples

  • It's not so different from the Italian bowling game called bocce, but this game uses metal balls.

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  • It's not so different from the Italian bowling game called bocce, but this game uses metal balls.

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  • And I love the idea of bocce and chess in the park.

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  • We did venture into one that has indoor bocce, which is a great idea and actually more space-efficient than pool tables, but it was an overwhelming hellscape, so we went somewhere quieter.

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  • We did venture into one that has indoor bocce, which is a great idea and actually more space-efficient than pool tables, but it was an overwhelming hellscape, so we went somewhere quieter.

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  • We did venture into one that has indoor bocce, which is a great idea and actually more space-efficient than pool tables, but it was an overwhelming hellscape, so we went somewhere quieter.

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  • Here the bocce is our favourite game and we can lose days to play that game.

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  • Ride the gondola for great free activities at Adventure Ridge such as bocce ball, slackline park, horseshoes, and disc golf.

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  • Indeed, the word "bocce" is the plural of the Italian word "boccia," which means

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  • Signora Luciano narrowed her eyes, like a bocce player studying the arrangement of the balls, planning the next throw.

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