Definition of Bowler

1. Noun. A cricketer who delivers the ball to the batsman in cricket.

Generic synonyms: Cricketer

2. Noun. A player who rolls balls down an alley at pins.
Generic synonyms: Participant, Player
Derivative terms: Bowl, Bowl

3. Noun. A felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brim.
Exact synonyms: Bowler Hat, Derby, Derby Hat, Plug Hat
Generic synonyms: Chapeau, Hat, Lid

Definition of Bowler

1. n. One who plays at bowls, or who rolls the ball in cricket or any other game.

2. n. A derby hat.

Definition of Bowler

1. Noun. (context: bowling) One who engages in the sport of bowling. ¹

2. Noun. (context: cricket) The player currently bowling. ¹

3. Noun. (context: cricket) A player selected mainly for his bowling ability. ¹

4. Noun. (context: baseball slang) An 1800s baseball term meaning the pitcher. ¹

5. Noun. A bowler hat; a round black hat formerly popular among British businessmen. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bowler

1. one that bowls [n -S] - See also: bowls

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bowler

bowl cuts
bowl of cherries
bowl out
bowl over
bowl pack
bowlder
bowlderisation
bowlderised
bowlders
bowldery
bowled
bowled out
bowleg
bowlegged
bowlegs
bowler (current term)
bowler-hatted
bowler hat
bowlers
bowless
bowlful
bowlfuls
bowlike
bowline
bowline knot
bowlines
bowling
bowling-green
bowling alley
bowling alleys

Literary usage of Bowler

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1845)
"They took possession together, and bowler was driven from the vessel, ... bowler, then, had an interest capable of assignment, and a proper bill of sale of ..."

2. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1845)
"They took possession together, and bowler was driven from the vessel, ... bowler, then, had an interest capable of assignment, and a proper bill of ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Frederick George Aflalo, Hedley Peek (1897)
"To get the full value out of the off-break, the fast bowler especially ... They render the bowler's, and especially the fast bowler's, task hard indeed. ..."

4. Cricket Songs by Norman Gale (1894)
"O bowler, bowler ... bowler, bowler, when the day is hot, Nor any more a wicket you can get; When Curl and Length and Pace are Gone to Pot Before the blade ..."

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