Definition of lawn bowling in English:

lawn bowling

Syllabification: lawn bowl·ing
(British bowls)


North American
  • A game played with heavy balls, the object of which is to propel one’s ball so that it comes to rest as close as possible to a previously bowled small ball (the jack). Lawn bowling is played chiefly outdoors (although an indoor version is also popular in Britain) on a closely trimmed lawn called a green.
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    • Because of the heat, the lawn bowling was delayed until later, while the darts and pool competitions were played down to the final stages.
    • The Bowling Green is also starting a lawn bowling league, commencing in May.
    • The Lions Club had also planned to hold a lawn bowling competition prior to the party but unfortunately they had to cancel this because of heavy rain.

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