Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A disease in the feet of cattle. Also called founder.
  • noun A game mentioned in old statutes, played with pins and bowls, and supposed to be the equivalent of the modern ninepins.

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

  • noun obsolete The game of ninepins.
  • noun A disease in the feet of cattle; laminitis.

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

  • noun obsolete The game of ninepins.

Etymologies

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Dutch klossen to play at bowls.

Examples

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  • An obsolete game with a ball or bowl, prohibited in many successive statutes in the 15th-16th centuries. From 16th c. Dutch lexicographers and descriptions, it appears that the bowl used in the game had to be driven by a spade- or chisel-shaped implement, the klos-beytel, through a hoop or ring, as in croquet.

    August 6, 2008