boccie
or bocci or bocce noun Etymology: Italian bocce, plural of boccia ball, from Vulgar Latin *bottia boss Date: 1860 a game of Italian origin similar to lawn bowling played on a long narrow usually dirt court

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  • boccie — or bocce or bocci [bäch′ē] n. [It bocce, (wooden) balls, pl. of boccia, akin to Fr bosse: see BOSS2] an Italian game similar to lawn bowling, usually played on a long, narrow court of sand or dirt with one foot (30 cm) boards along the sides and… …   English World dictionary

  • boccie — /boch ee/, n. an Italian variety of lawn bowling played on a dirt court that is shorter and narrower than the rink of a bowling green. Also, bocci /boch ee/; It. /bawt chee/, bocce /boch ee/; It. /bawt che/, boccia /boch euh/; It. /bawt chah/.… …   Universalium

  • boccie — noun A variant spelling of …   Wiktionary

  • boccie — n. bocce, Italian lawn bowling game played with wooden balls on a long narrow court covered with dirt or gravel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • boccie —    (BAW chee) [Italian] An outdoor game of bowling on a dirt surface between low wooden curbs, popular among Italians everywhere. Also written bocce, bocci …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • boccie — boc·cie …   English syllables

  • boccie — boc•cie or boc•ci or boc•ce [[t]ˈbɒtʃ i[/t]] n. spo a variety of lawn bowling played usu. on a long, narrow dirt court • Etymology: 1900–05; < It bocce bowls, pl. of boccia ball < VL *bottia round body …   From formal English to slang

  • boccie — noun Italian bowling played on a long narrow dirt court • Syn: ↑bocce, ↑bocci • Hypernyms: ↑bowling * * * /boch ee/, n. an Italian variety of lawn bowling played on a dirt court that is shorter and narrower than the rink of a bowling green. Also …   Useful english dictionary

  • boccie ball — noun wooden ball that is bowled in the Italian game of bocce • Syn: ↑bocce ball, ↑bocci ball • Hypernyms: ↑ball …   Useful english dictionary

  • boc·ci — ↑boccie …   Useful english dictionary

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