Definition of bowler noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbəʊlə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈboʊlər//
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  1. 1(in cricket) a player who throws the ball towards the batsman See related entries: Cricket
  2. 2 (also bowler hat) (both especially British English) (usually North American English derby) a hard black hat with a curved brim and round top, worn, for example, in the past by men in business in Britain
  3. Word Originsense 2 mid 19th cent.: named after William Bowler, the English hat maker who designed it in 1850.Extra examples Australia’s fast bowlers bowled well. England’s number-one strike bowler The Pakistani pace bowler took six wickets for 60.
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