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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bowl  \Bowl\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bowled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Bowling}.] 
  1.  To  roll,  as  a  bowl  or  cricket  ball. 
 
  Break  all  the  spokes  and  fellies  from  her  wheel,  And 
  bowl  the  round  nave  down  the  hill  of  heaven.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  roll  or  carry  smoothly  on  or  as  on  wheels;  as  we 
  were  bowled  rapidly  along  the  road. 
 
  3.  To  pelt  or  strike  with  anything  rolled. 
 
  Alas,  I  had  rather  be  set  quick  i'  the  earth,  And 
  bowled  to  death  with  turnips?  --Shak. 
 
  {To  bowl}  (a  player)  {out},  in  cricket,  to  put  out  a  striker 
  by  knocking  down  a  bail  or  a  stump  in  bowling. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bowling  \Bowl"ing\,  n. 
  The  act  of  playing  at  or  rolling  bowls,  or  of  rolling  the 
  ball  at  cricket;  the  game  of  bowls  or  of  tenpins. 
 
  {Bowling  alley},  a  covered  place  for  playing  at  bowls  or 
  tenpins. 
 
  {Bowling  green},  a  level  piece  of  greensward  or  smooth  ground 
  for  bowling,  as  the  small  park  in  lower  Broadway,  New 
  York,  where  the  Dutch  of  New  Amsterdam  played  this  game. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bowling 
  n  1:  the  act  of  delivering  a  cricket  ball  to  the  batsman 
  2:  a  game  in  which  balls  are  rolled  at  an  object  or  group  of 
  objects  with  the  aim  of  knocking  them  over 
  3:  the  playing  of  a  game  of  tenpins  or  duckpins  etc 




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