Definition of Bowls

1. Noun. A bowling game played on a level lawn with biased wooden balls that are rolled at a jack.

Exact synonyms: Lawn Bowling
Generic synonyms: Bowling
Terms within: Bowl, Jack

Definition of Bowls

1. n. pl. See Bowl, a ball, a game.

Definition of Bowls

1. Noun. (plural of bowl) ¹

2. Noun. A precision sport where the goal is to roll biased balls (weighted on one side, and called bowls) closer to a smaller white ball (the jack or kitty) than one's opponent is able to do. ¹

3. Noun. A ball used in the game of bowls ¹

4. Verb. (third-person singular of bowl) ¹

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Definition of Bowls

1. bowl [v] - See also: bowl

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bowls

bowling ball
bowling crease
bowling creases
bowling equipment
bowling figures
bowling green
bowling greens
bowling league
bowling out
bowling pin
bowling score
bowling shoe
bowls (current term)
bowls of cherries
bowls out

Literary usage of Bowls

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

1. Corinthian Hellenistic Pottery by G. Roger Edwards (1975)
"STYLISTIC CLASSES FOLIAGE bowls 780-795 INTRODUCTION Ca. 250 to 146 BC The term Foliage bowls as here used is intended to include all bowls in which the ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Frederick George Aflalo, Hedley Peek (1897)
"It was the old sow, unfortunately ; but the place was too tight for careful discrimination. R. HEBER PERCY. bowls—If this ancient and historic game did not ..."

3. The Indian, Or Mound Builder: The Indians, Mode of Living, Manners, Customs by Thomas Beckwith (1911)
"5 bowls. SHELF NO. 59. 1 Water bottle, man's head on it. 2 Jars. ... 3 bowls. SHELF NO. 60. 2 Jars. 1 Wash bowl. 4 Water bottles with head on each. ..."

4. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1881)
"A covered space for the game of bowls, instead of a bowling green. ... bowls were prohibited during the church service in 1571. ..."

5. The Ruined Cities of Mashonaland: Being a Record of Excavation and by James Theodore Bent (1892)
"Search, however, as we would, we never found more of these bowls, and therefore must be content with what we have. The first of these represents on its side ..."

6. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1886)
"But though bowls is a game for mature life, and has furnished subject for the ... It is very probable that bowls was played on a green before it was called ..."

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