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 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 In 1879, famed architectural firm McKim, Mead & White built the Newport Casino, a sporting club with lawn tennis, squash, and lawn bowling, and club rooms for card-playing and billiards. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 15 Mar. 2022 The manicured grounds feature lawn bowling courts and art galleries, and string quartets play in the grass outside a stately hotel. David Gelles, New York Times, 13 Aug. 2022 Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II, is not revered for her sense of fashion, nor for her immeasurable wealth, nor even for her prowess at lawn bowling. Frank Markus, Car and Driver, 2 Jan. 2023 The local lawn bowling club has gone underwater every time. New York Times, 18 July 2022 See More

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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 28 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

lawn bowling

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