bool

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ˈbü(ə)l

dialectal variant of bowl

bool

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noun (1)

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plural -s
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dialectal, British : any of various objects with a curve or bend (such as a semicircular handle, the bow of a key or scissors)
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dialectal, British : a wooden hoop forming part of the framework of a basket
3
: a hoop for rolling

bool

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noun

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plural -s
Scottish
: a child's marble

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Middle English (Scottish dialect) bowl, probably from Middle Dutch boghel bow, hoop; akin to Middle Low German bogel hoop, Old English būgan to bend

Noun

Middle English boule ball

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“Bool.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bool. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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