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.
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- n. A solid ball used in the sport of bowling, with finger holes allowing it to be picked up.
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- n. a large ball with finger holes used in the sport of bowling
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Being hit by a set wielded by a guy as big as David O’Donnell would be like being hit by a bowling ball studded with sharks’ teeth.