Definition of Bowling ball

1. Noun. A large ball with finger holes used in the sport of bowling.

Exact synonyms: Bowl
Generic synonyms: Ball
Group relationships: Bowling Equipment
Terms within: Finger Hole, Thumbhole

Definition of Bowling ball

1. Noun. (bowling) A solid ball used in the sport of bowling, with finger holes allowing it to be picked up. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bowling Ball

bowler hat
bowline knot
bowling alley
bowling alleys
bowling average
bowling averages
bowling ball (current term)
bowling crease
bowling creases
bowling equipment
bowling figures
bowling green
bowling greens
bowling league
bowling out
bowling pin
bowling score
bowling shoe

Literary usage of Bowling ball

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

1. Newtonian Physics by Benjamin Crowell (2003)
"4.5 Inertial and Noninertial Frames of Reference One day, you're driving down the street in your pickup truck, on your way to deliver a bowling ball. ..."

2. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1851)
"... or king, and followed by two harlequins, each bearing a bowling ball at least three feet in diameter, made of canvas, painted, and stretched on a frame. ..."

3. The Realities of Modern Science: An Introduction for the General Reader by John Mills (1919)
"So far as his motion is concerned he is to all intents and purposes a bowling ball. His reaction on A makes no difference whatever in his own motion, ..."

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