Definition of bowling ball in English:

bowling ball

Syllabification: bowl·ing ball


  • 1A large, heavy ball with holes for the thumb and two fingers, used in tenpin bowling.
    More example sentences
    • The busker paused to thank her with a smile, before raising the saxophone to his lips and puffing out his cheeks like he'd just consumed a ten-pin bowling ball.
    • I likened it to a drunk trying to walk while holding a bowling ball between his knees.
    • And the grown-up style helped, too - the sleek, aero profile and visor make it look like Mom's and Dad's, not like a bowling ball sitting on his head as so many other kiddie helmets do.
  • 1.1A smaller, holeless ball used in candlepin and duckpin bowling.

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