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bowler1

Line breaks: bowl¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈbəʊlə
 
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noun

1 Cricket A member of the fielding side who bowls or is bowling.
Example sentences
  • 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.
2A player at bowls, tenpin bowling, or skittles.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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bowler2

Line breaks: bowl¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈbəʊlə
 
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(also bowler hat)

noun

chiefly British
A man’s hard felt hat with a round dome-shaped crown.
Example sentences
  • 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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