bowling-green

bowling green

noun
a level, closely mowed green for lawn bowling.

Origin:
1640–50

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bowling on the green

noun

lawn bowling

noun
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. Compare bowl2 ( def 2 ), bowling green, jack1 ( def 7 ), rink ( def 5 ).

Origin:
1925–30

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bowling green
 
n
an area of closely mown turf on which the game of bowls is played

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