lawn bowling
noun Date: circa 1929 a bowling game played on a green with wooden balls which are rolled at a jack

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • lawn bowling — n. a game played on a smooth lawn with wooden balls, which are rolled to stop as near as possible to a target ball (the jack) …   English World dictionary

  • lawn bowling — lawn .bowling n [U] AmE a game played on grass in which you try to roll a big ball as near as possible to a smaller ball British Equivalent: bowls …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lawn bowling — lawn ,bowling noun uncount AMERICAN a game in which players roll balls across the ground, trying to get as close as possible to a small ball called the jack …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lawn bowling — noun a bowling game played on a level lawn with biased wooden balls that are rolled at a jack • Syn: ↑bowls • Hypernyms: ↑bowling • Part Meronyms: ↑bowl, ↑jack * * * noun [noncount] US : a game in which wooden balls are rolled across …   Useful english dictionary

  • lawn bowling — lawn′ bowl ing n. spo a game played with wooden balls on a level, closely mowed green having a slight bias, the object being to roll one s ball as near as possible to a smaller white ball at the other end of the green Also called bowl II, 3) •… …   From formal English to slang

  • lawn bowling — a game played with wooden balls on a level, closely mowed green having a slight bias, the object being to roll one s ball as near as possible to a smaller white ball at the other end of the green. Also called bowls, bowling on the green. Cf.… …   Universalium

  • Lawn Bowling — Bowls Spielfeld Bowlsspieler in Aktion Bowls ist ein britisches Kugelspiel. Das Wort bowls ist der englische Ausdruck für „Kugeln …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • lawn bowling — noun The outdoor game bowls …   Wiktionary

  • lawn bowling — noun North American term for bowls …   English new terms dictionary

  • lawn bowling — noun (U) AmE a game played on grass in which you try to roll a big ball as near as possible to a smaller ball called the jack 1 (5); bowls BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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