Definition of bowls in English:

bowls

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Pronunciation: /bəʊlz
 
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noun

[treated as singular]
  • 1A game played with heavy bowls, the object of which is to propel one’s bowl so that it comes to rest as close as possible to a previously bowled small ball (the jack). Bowls is played chiefly out of doors (though indoor bowls is also popular) on a closely trimmed lawn called a green.
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    • Other variants such as carpet bowls and indoor bowls have been popular at one time or another.
    • It is the role of the shooters to hit and move the cochonnet to their team's advantage, in much the same way as you would move the jack in lawn bowls.
    • The Kalbarri Golf Club was founded in 1969 and in 1980, members of the club also installed two greens so that lawn bowls could also be played.
  • 1.1British Tenpin bowling or skittles.
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    • They and their guests went straight from the marriage ceremony to AMF Bowling, in Keighley, for a game of ten-pin bowls!
    • The councillor who strongly supported adding a ten-pin bowling alley and indoor bowls to the Pickaquoy Centre has given up his fight.
    • To escape the downpour, they played ten pin bowls at the local alley, after which the rain cleared for a bushwalk on the last day.

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