Meaning of BOWL in English

BOWL

n.

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English boule, from Middle French, from Latin bulla bubble

Date: 15th century

1 a : a ball (as of lignum vitae) weighted or shaped to give it a bias when rolled in lawn bowling b plural but singular in construction : LAWN BOWLING

2 : a delivery of the ball in bowling

3 : a cylindrical roller or drum (as for a machine)

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