bowl·​ing | \ ˈbō-liŋ How to pronounce bowling (audio) \

Definition of bowling

: any of several games in which balls are rolled on a green or down an alley at an object or group of objects

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Examples of bowling in a Sentence

She watches bowling on TV.
Recent Examples on the Web Chamberlain initially worked up roughly eight or nine designs inspired by Big Lebowski-esque bowling shirts and images of Jeff Goldblum clad in Prada shirts that mishmash the likes of flames and Frankenstein heads. Paula Mejía, Los Angeles Times, 6 May 2022 EVO Entertainment Group plans to open a dine-in movie theater, bowling and arcade complex in a former Sears store at South Park Mall — its first location in San Antonio. Madison Iszler, San Antonio Express-News, 4 May 2022 Off-site trips include the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Stearns Homestead in Parma and bowling. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 3 May 2022 Sources say that season one of the bowling comedy has already wrapped production and, should the series earn a renewal, Hollander will no longer be an exec producer on the show. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Apr. 2022 The arrival of former Purdue quarterback Jack Plummer provides some hope for an offense that needs to carry its weight for Cal to go bowling. Erick Smith, USA TODAY, 21 Apr. 2022 Also, regular season bowling matches will include one traditional and three Baker matches beginning next season. Reports, al, 13 Apr. 2022 Behind it, groups cheered as friends threw bowling balls down the mini-sized lanes. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 7 Apr. 2022 The 'eatertainment' venue has a capacity of about 1,000 people - the largest in the Deer District - and features food, drinks and games like bowling and foosball. Ricardo Torres, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 15 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bowling

1535, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bowling was in 1535

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Dictionary Entries Near bowling

bowline on a bight


bowling alley

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Last Updated

10 May 2022

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“Bowling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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bowl·​ing | \ ˈbō-liŋ How to pronounce bowling (audio) \

Kids Definition of bowling

: a game in which large heavy balls are rolled so as to knock down pins

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