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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The picnic moved to Recreation Park, then a lawn bowling club, before relocating to the battleship Iowa in 2014 in an effort to boost attendance. Los Angeles Times, "Long Beach’s Iowa Picnic once drew 125,000. This year 160 attended but legacy lives on," 18 Aug. 2019 Other activities include jump rope, hula hoops, lawn bowling, football, kickball, board games, and much more. Quoron Walker,, "Rec On The Run Has Outdoor Fun For All," 7 Aug. 2019 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

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First Known Use of lawn bowling

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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