spot bowling

noun

Definition of spot bowling

: bowling in which a bowler aims at a calculated spot part way down the alley rather than directly at the pins — compare headpin bowling

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“Spot bowling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spot%20bowling. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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