Definition of bowling in English:


Syllabification: bowl·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈbōliNG


  • 1The game of tenpin bowling as a sport or recreation.
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    • The exhausted candidate decided to unwind with a midnight game of ten-pin bowling and asked Klein to join him.
    • Adare Active Retirement Association will hold ten pin bowling at the Bowling Centre, Ennis Road this Thursday.
    • They will first visit the National Aquatic Centre in Abbotstown, followed by ten pin bowling in Blanchardstown.
  • 1.1The game of candlepin or duckpin bowling.
  • 1.2The game of lawn bowling.
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    • Another popular traditional Irish sport is road bowling (played mostly in County Cork).
    • This classy joint is located in a sport, bowling and leisure club at Bukit Gading Mediterania, parts of which are still under construction.
    • Putting paid to the myth that bowling is a sport for older people, Girl Guides from Ripon tried out the flat green at the Spa Gardens.
  • 1.3The game of skittles.
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    • Bickershaw batted first but, as has been the case all summer, Wythenshawe's superb bowling saw them skittled out for just 84.
    • It would have involved bowling frozen turkeys down the ice at skittles.
    • This float looks like a miniature skittle seen in a bowling lane.
  • 2 Cricket The delivery of the ball.
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    • The Laws of Cricket and the ICC playing regulations both prohibit the bowling of underarm deliveries.
    • Stroking the ball well when it was full, Youhana milked the bowling for runs.
    • Azhar made a brave move asking Mohanty to open the bowling along with Srinath and it paid off handsomely.

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