bowling

noun bowl·ing \ ˈbō-liŋ \

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

Examples of bowling in a Sentence

  1. She watches bowling on TV.

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First Known Use of bowling

1535



BOWLING Defined for English Language Learners

bowling

noun

Definition of bowling for English Language Learners

  • : a game played by rolling a large, heavy ball down a smooth floor (called a lane) towards a set of pins in order to knock down as many pins as possible


BOWLING Defined for Kids

bowling

noun bowl·ing \ ˈbō-liŋ \

Definition of bowling for Students

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

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