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bowling ball Syllabification: bowl·ing ball

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of bowling ball in English:


1A large, heavy ball with holes for the thumb and two fingers, used in tenpin bowling.
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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