from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A workman who shapes the bowl of a spoon.
  • noun One who makes bowls.
  • noun One who plays at bowls.
  • noun In cricket, the player who bowls or serves the ball; the pitcher.
  • noun [⟨ bowl, n., + -er.] A lowcrowned stiff felt hat; a “billycock.” Also bowler-hat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who plays at bowls, or who rolls the ball in cricket or any other game.
  • noun engraving A derby hat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun bowling One who engages in the sport of bowling.
  • noun cricket The player currently bowling.
  • noun cricket A player selected mainly for his bowling ability.
  • noun baseball, slang, 1800s The pitcher.
  • noun A bowler hat; a round black hat formerly popular among British businessmen.

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

  • noun a cricketer who delivers the ball to the batsman in cricket
  • noun a felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brim
  • noun a player who rolls balls down an alley at pins


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