lawn bowling


: a bowling game played on a grassy or grasslike playing surface with bowls (see bowl entry 2 sense 1a) which are rolled to stop as close as possible to a small target jack (see jack entry 1 sense 8)

called also bowls

Examples of lawn bowling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No, this is lawn bowling, a commonwealth game popular in the United Kingdom. Daniel Brenner, The Denver Post, 13 July 2024 There are over one hundred clubs and organizations in Sun City Center that vary from archery and ceramics to gardening, yoga, and lawn bowling (there’s also a travel club). Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 10 June 2024 On Thursday, the Jonas Brothers singer, 34, and model, 33, were photographed hanging out during a game of lawn bowling at Bondi Bowling Club in Sydney. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 29 Feb. 2024 Tastings—both wine and olive oil—are just two of the myriad activities and amenities available at the château, which also include cooking classes, massage, yoga, horseback riding, lawn bowling, a secluded pool, and a walking path that meanders through woods, gardens, and vineyards. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 21 Oct. 2023 Other no-cost activities include Friday-night fireworks, lawn bowling, and ukulele lessons. Karen Cicero, Parents, 14 Sep. 2023 This lawn bowling game will delight partygoers of all ages. Lindsay Silberman,, 17 May 2023 Who doesn’t love a bar with lawn bowling? ELLE, 19 Nov. 2022 He’s long wanted to go to Australia, where lawn bowling is a big deal. John Wilkens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lawn bowling was in 1868

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“Lawn bowling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

lawn bowling

: a game played on a green in which balls are rolled at a small target ball
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