Bowler meaning

bōlər
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One who bowls, as in cricket or bowling.
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A derby hat.
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A person who bowls.
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(brit.) A derby hat.
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(bowling) One who engages in the sport of bowling.
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(cricket) The player currently bowling.
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(cricket) A player selected mainly for his bowling ability.
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(baseball, slang, 1800s) The pitcher.
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A bowler hat; a round black hat formerly popular among British businessmen.
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Origin of bowler

  • Probably from bowl

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the name of the hatmakers Thomas and William Bowler, associated with early production.

    From Wiktionary

  • From bowl +‎ -er.

    From Wiktionary