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Definition of "bowling" []

  • A game played by rolling a ball down a wooden alley in order to knock down a triangular group of ten pins. Also called tenpins. (noun)
  • A similar game, such as duckpins or ninepins. (noun)
  • Lawn bowling. (noun)
  • The playing of one of these games. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bowling" in a sentence
  • "Here and there, indeed, were smooth patches which we called bowling-greens, but hard and slippery as polished marble, with much the same translucent appearance."
  • "So, pride be damned, he takes gigs in bowling alleys and nowheresville bars and clubs."
  • "Playing bowling is one of the best pastimes that we should for some time, and Sheldon and Wil also plays in the new episode of Big Bang Theory The Wheaton …"