lawn bowling

noun
|Updated on: 5 Jul 2018

Definition of lawn bowling

: a bowling game played on a green with wooden balls which are rolled at a jack

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First Known Use of lawn bowling

circa 1929

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LAWN BOWLING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of lawn bowling for English Language Learners

  • : a game in which wooden balls are rolled across an area of grass so that they stop as close as possible to a smaller ball


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