There are 2 definitions of bowler in English:

bowler1

Syllabification: bowl·er
Pronunciation: /ˈbōlər
 
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noun

  • 1A player at tenpin bowling, lawn bowling, or skittles.
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    • Plus, league bowlers pattern their styles after their favorite player.
    • The bowlers, camogie players and footballers are also in the middle of a busy season so there's plenty going on in the community at the moment.
    • Most league bowlers will adjust to the lanes by moving their feet and keeping their target the same.
  • 2 Cricket A member of the fielding side who bowls or is bowling.
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    • There are laws which prevent batsmen and bowlers from leaving the field and returning to bat or bowl as they please.
    • The bowlers and fielders were quick to remind the other batsmen of their incompetence to bat at this level.
    • If a world-class bowler gets on a wicket that suits his kind of bowling he will get wickets.

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There are 2 definitions of bowler in English:

bowler2

Syllabification: bowl·er
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈbōlər/
(also bowler hat)

noun

  • A man’s hard felt hat with a round dome-shaped crown.
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    • It turns out that he's gone round the corner to a Victorian market, returning with a carrier bag containing a top hat, a bowler hat and a bright red feather boa.
    • He wore a bowler hat, white shirt, trousers and braces like the main character and would become aggressive and menacing when he played the film music.
    • His trademark bowler hat and striped waistcoat have been part of his image for most of his enduring career.

Origin

mid 19th century: named after William Bowler, the English hatter who designed it in 1850.

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