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



BrE BrE//ˈbəʊlɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈboʊlɪŋ//
[uncountable] Games
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a game in which players roll heavy balls (called bowls ) along a special track towards a group of pins (= bottle-shaped objects) and try to knock over as many of them as possible compare bowls See related entries: GamesExtra examples England were no match for the Indian bowling attack. Let’s go bowling on Saturday. McArthur opened the bowling on the first day of the match.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bowling