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bowler

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noun bowl·er \ˈbō-lər\

Definition of bowler

  1. :  a person who bowls; specifically :  the player who delivers the ball to the batsman in cricket



Circa 1500

First Known Use of bowler

circa 1500

Rhymes with bowler


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bowler

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noun bow·ler \ˈbō-lər\

Definition of bowler

  1. :  derby 3



Origin of bowler

Bowler, 19th century family of English hatters


First Known Use: 1861



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