- a game in which a heavy ball is bowled along a wooden lane in an attempt to knock over ten large wooden pins that are set upright at the far end
- lawn bowling
- the playing of either of these games
- Cricket the act of throwing the ball to the batsman
See bowling in American Heritage Dictionary 4
a. 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.
b. A similar game, such as duckpins or ninepins.
- Lawn bowling.
- The playing of one of these games.
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