bowling green


plural bowling greens
: a smooth area of grass or synthetic material (such as carpet) where the game of lawn bowling is played

Word History

First Known Use

1604, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bowling green was in 1604

Dictionary Entries Near bowling green

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bowling green

Bowling Green

Cite this Entry

“Bowling green.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Geographical Definition

Bowling Green

geographical name

city in southern Kentucky population 58,067

Note: The campus of Western Kentucky University is in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

city in northwestern Ohio south of Toledo population 30,028

Note: The campus of Bowling Green State University is in Bowling Green, Ohio.

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