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Fun fact! The earliest known reference to bowling in English dates from 1555, when bowling alleys were banned by an Act of Parliament.

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Definition of the noun bowling

What does bowling mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: bowling

  1. a game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of objects with the aim of knocking them over or moving them
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: game = a contest with rules to determine a winner
    • more specific terms:
      • tenpin bowling / tenpins = bowling down an alley at a target of ten wooden pins
      • ninepins / skittles = a bowling game that is played by rolling a bowling ball down a bowling alley at a target of nine wooden pins
      • duckpins = a bowling game using a pin smaller than a tenpin but proportionately wider
      • candlepin bowling / candlepins = a bowling game using slender bowling pins
      • lawn bowling / bowls = a bowling game played on a level lawn with biased wooden balls that are rolled at a jack
      • boccie / bocce / bocci = Italian bowling played on a long narrow dirt court
    • part: frame = one of the ten divisions into which bowling is divided
  2. (cricket) the act of delivering a cricket ball to the batsman
    • domain: cricket
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: throw = the act of throwing
    • more specific terms:
      • Chinaman = a ball bowled by a left-handed bowler to a right-handed batsman that spins from off to leg
      • bosie ball / wrong 'un / googly / bosie = a cricket ball bowled as if to break one way that actually breaks in the opposite way
      • no ball = unlawfully delivered ball in cricket
  3. the playing of a game of tenpins or duckpins etc
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: playing = the action of taking part in a game or sport or other recreation
    • parts:
      • bowl / roll = the act of rolling something
      • run-up = the approach run during which an athlete gathers speed

Alternative definition of the noun bowling

noun

  1. A game played by rolling a ball down an alley and trying to knock over a triangular group of ten pins; ten-pin bowling
  2. Several similar games played indoors or outdoors.
  3. [cricket] The action of propelling the ball towards the batsman.
  4. [slang] A particular style of walking associated with urban street culture.
  5. [context: gerund] The action of the verb bowl.

Specialised definition of the noun bowling

Glossary of sports

a game played by rolling a ball so that it either hits pins, as in tenpin bowling, or moves close to another ball, as in bowls (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

ball game played as competitive and recreational sport activity; a ball is thrown with a well-aimed swing movement in such a manner that it rolls down a narrow alley and knocks down as many of the skittles positioned at the end of the alley as possible. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / bowling

an indoor game in which players try to knock down ten skittles at the far end of a special bowling alley by rolling a heavy ball at them (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / cricket

the action of launching the ball at a batsman (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Film

"Bowling" is a film, directed by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar.

Person

Who is Bowling?

Bowling a.k.a. Beth Bowling is a casting director.

Phrases with Bowling

Phrases starting with the word Bowling:

  1. bowling pin
  2. bowling ball
  3. bowling shoe
  4. bowling alley
  5. bowling green
  6. bowling score
  7. bowling crease
  8. bowling league
  9. Bowling average
  10. Bowling Figures
  11. bowling equipment

Phrases ending with the word Bowling:

  1. lawn bowling
  2. tenpin bowling
  3. candlepin bowling

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Bowling

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Google previewThe Popular Science Monthly (1921)

Domesticated Bowls INDOOR bowling is a game in which tenpins are knocked over by large metal balls-known as bowls. Outdoor bowling is an entirely different game. The object is not to knock over tenpins, but to hurl the bowls as near as ...

Google previewUnderstanding International Sport Organisations (2017)

Principles, Power and Possibilities by Lincoln Allison, Alan Tomlinson

World Bowling is an organisation which claims global suzerainty over skittles.

Google previewResistance Band Workbook (2013)

Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide to Stretching, Strengthening and Rehabilitative Techniques by Karl Knopf

Bowling is a one-sided activity that requires you to throw a heavy ball with significant force to knock over the pins. This can...

Since bowling is an activity that requires strength and power, you should work toward improv- ing both. Therefore ...

Google previewWeights for 50+ (2009)

Building Strength, Staying Healthy and Enjoying an Active Lifestyle by Karl Knopf

Bowling is a one-sided activity that requires you to throw a heavy ball with significant force to knock over the pins. This can...

Since bowling is an activity that requires strength and power, you should work towards improving both. Therefore ...

Google previewThe Engineering of Sport 6 (2010)

Volume 3: Developments for Innovation by Eckehard Moritz, Steve Haake

Cricket bowling is a complex skill which cannot easily be re-created using machines. Bowling machines are used by players of all standards to provide an unlimited number of deliveries, launched towards the batsman in a repeatable manner ...

Google previewReal Life Reading (2002)

by David J. Cohen

Bowling Discount Voucher Bowling Discount Voucher 1 Ten-pin bowling is a popular indoor. Ready-Ed Publications Page 5.

Google previewNashville's Sylvan Park (2011)

by Yvonne Eaves, Doug Eckert

Bowling is the man whose work.

Google previewBowler's Start-up (1995)

A Beginner's Guide to Bowling by Doug Werner

Eugene & Ann Werner Camera Bug Lynn's Photo Jim & Dee Mitten Billy Bo Button Lulu La Rue Chris Reinhard Rudy Southerland Shelly Blair Kensington Type Tamara Parsons ColorType Preface Bowling is the Great American Recreation.

Google previewHarold Larwood (2014)

by Duncan Hamilton

At its meanest – which is how Larwood practised it – fast bowling is a bloody affair and the fast bowler is like the slaughterman in the abattoir.

Google previewCricket For Dummies (2011)

by Julian Knight

Bowling is the subject of the next chapter. Read this chapter and you could soon become a batsman's worst nightmare. The art of fielding the ball – catching the ball or stopping the batsmen from scoring runs through athletic stops and accurate ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Games and Amusements (1884)

A Book of Sports and Pastimes for Boys and Girls with Full Directions for Their Rational Enjoyment in the House of Out-of-doors by Henry Frith

Bowling. BOWLING. A game under this name is played in the northern counties, and is a great favourite on the moors near Newcastle, for it requires a good open space. The ball used is made of potsherd, rounded and filed quite smooth, and ...

Google previewCurrent Encyclopedia (1901)

Bowling. — Although bowling has been a popular winter sport for many years, it was not until 1901 that a national championship contest was ...

Google previewNelson's Encyclopaedia (1907)

Everybody's Book of Reference ...

Cricket 449 Crickets improperly delivered, either because it is thrown or jerked instead of bowled, or because it is not delivered from the proper spot behind the bowling crease), by allowing a run from a ball which has not been struck by the ...

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1902)

by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby

BOWLING GREEN. A city and the county- seat of Pike County, Mo., 90 miles northwest of Saint Louis; on the Chicago and Alton and the Saint Louis and Hannibal railroads (Map: Missouri, E 2). It has a flour-mill and a pipe- factorv, and is the ...

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Sign language

President Vanburen's Sign Language in Bowling Green Township, Licking County

Bowling Green Township President Vanburen is befuddled when asked a simple question. Asked to give example of what kind of signs will not be permitted in ...

Quotes about Bowling

Ronald Reagan gave our party a bowling alley image as opposed to a country club image. We were talking to people who go bowling on Thursday night, and they were understanding what we were saying. (Pete du Pont)
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Scrabble value of B3O1W4L1I1N1G2

The value of this 7-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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