from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that bowls, as in cricket or bowling.
- n. A derby hat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who engages in the sport of bowling.
- n. The player currently bowling.
- n. A player selected mainly for his bowling ability.
- n. The pitcher.
- n. A bowler hat; a round black hat formerly popular among British businessmen.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who plays at bowls, or who rolls the ball in cricket or any other game.
- n. A derby hat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A workman who shapes the bowl of a spoon.
- n. One who makes bowls.
- n. One who plays at bowls.
- n. In cricket, the player who bowls or serves the ball; the pitcher.
- n. [⟨ bowl, n., + -er.] A lowcrowned stiff felt hat; a “billycock.” Also bowler-hat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cricketer who delivers the ball to the batsman in cricket
- n. a felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brim
- n. a player who rolls balls down an alley at pins
Her lawyers had told Mr Justice Silber that the Kara was as important to her as it was to England spin bowler Monty Panesar, who has been pictured wearing the bangle.
Onboard, among the odd passengers and eccentric crew, there is a strange group of men in bowler-hats who call themselves The Brotherhood of Clowns.
Think (assuming you grew up with the Guardian and BBC) bone-headed bigots in bowler hats.
The invasion of Poland was only an excuse for these brigands in bowler hats to beat up their rivals the Germans and the Japs, with the help of Americans, Poles, Scots, Frenchmen, etc. etc.
Think of the Heralds Office solemnly faking pedigrees and inventing coats of arms with mermaids and unicorns couchant, regardant and what-not, for company directors in bowler hats and striped trousers!
Fender is a slow spin bowler, and the others fast, to which our batsmen were not accustomed.
The little governess shrank into her corner as four young men in bowler hats passed, staring through the door and window.
A very fine attitude is fixed for the artist in one of Muybridge's instantaneous series of the "bowler" -- the cricket "bowler."
Panesar is a mechanical bowler, which is not always such a handicap.
Mike Selvey: Pragmatism could make KP overwhelmingly good I cannot recall the bowler that day a little more than two years ago at Seddon Park in Hamilton, but I remember the stroke all right.