lawn bowling


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 Lady Melania Trump made her mark on the 2018 White House Easter Egg Roll by choosing to add a new activity to this year’s lineup of events: lawn bowling. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Here's Melania Trump's Contribution to the White House Easter Egg Roll," 2 Apr. 2018 Boccia is an indoor Paralympic sport played on a hard court surface that uses control and accuracy similar to curling or lawn bowling. Erin Hegarty, Naperville Sun, "National boccia tournament to bring 94 athletes to Naperville," 26 June 2018 The genteel sport of lawn bowling might be king in Mount Dora, but the more frenetic game of pickleball is gaining popularity. Jerry Fallstrom,, "Pickleball craze takes hold in Mount Dora, though lawn bowling is still king," 22 June 2018 Besides a playground and skateboarding area, there’s a space where kids can give lawn bowling a whirl. Brittany Martin, Los Angeles Magazine, "Splash Around in Some Water at These 6 L.A. Parks," 12 June 2018 And if none of that is to your liking, there’s always lawn bowling. Crystal Paul, The Seattle Times, "Seattle beyond the Space Needle: Pick an itinerary and explore this summer," 14 May 2018 Elyson’s new park will also have a court for bocce ball, or Italian lawn bowling. Houston Chronicle, "Pickleball, bocce ball coming to Elyson’s newest park," 13 May 2018 This year's Egg Roll will feature activity stations, including the first lady's new addition of lawn bowling, as well as the egg rolling, egg and cookie decorating stations, a state egg display, cards for troops and costumed characters. Betsy Klein, CNN, "White House hatches plans for 140th Egg Roll," 1 Apr. 2018 There will be lawn bowling, golf putting, camping demonstrations, beer brewing, and more. Michael Walsh, Courant Community, "How-To Festival Returns To Noah Webster Library March 24," 21 Mar. 2018

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circa 1929, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of lawn bowling

US : 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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