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bowling alley

noun
1.
a long, narrow wooden lane or alley, for the game of tenpins.
2.
a building or enclosed area containing a number of such lanes or alleys.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55
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British Dictionary definitions for bowling-alley

bowling alley

noun
1.
  1. a long narrow wooden lane down which the ball is rolled in tenpin bowling
  2. a similar lane or alley, usually with raised sides, for playing skittles (ninepins)
2.
a building having several lanes for tenpin bowling
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