Bowl Bowl, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bowled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bowling}.] 1. To roll, as a bowl or cricket ball. [1913 Webster]

Break all the spokes and fellies from her wheel, And bowl the round nave down the hill of heaven. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To roll or carry smoothly on, or as on, wheels; as, we were bowled rapidly along the road. [1913 Webster]

3. To pelt or strike with anything rolled. [1913 Webster]

Alas, I had rather be set quick i' the earth, And bowled to death with turnips? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{To bowl} (a player) {out}, in cricket, to put out a striker by knocking down a bail or a stump in bowling. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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