• (British) IPA: /ˈbəʊlɪŋ/, [ˈbɒʊɫɪŋ]
  • (America) IPA: /ˈboʊliŋ/
  1. present participle of bowl#English|bowl

bowling (uncountable)

  1. A game played by rolling a ball down an alley and trying to knock over a triangular group of ten pins; ten-pin bowling/five-pin bowling
  2. (New England) Candlepin bowling.
  3. Any of several similar games played indoors or outdoors.
  4. (cricket) The action of propelling the ball towards the batsman.
  5. (slang) A particular style of walking associated with urban street culture.
  6. (gerund) The action of the verb bowl#Verb|bowl.
  7. (Ireland) Road bowling.
Related terms

Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. A village on the Clyde (OS grid ref NS4473).
  3. A suburban area in Bradford (OS grid ref SE1731).
  4. An unincorporated community in Cumberland County, Tennessee.

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