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bowling green

noun
1.
a level, closely mowed green for lawn bowling.
Origin of bowling green
1640-1650
1640-50

Bowling Green

noun
1.
a city in S Kentucky.
2.
a city in NW Ohio.
3.
a small open area near the S tip of Manhattan in New York City, at the foot of Broadway.

bowling on the green

noun

lawn bowling

noun
1.
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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  • Gradually the bowling-green, the butts for archery, and the tennis-courts were provided by several colleges.

    The Coming of the Friars Augustus Jessopp
  • He devoted his time to receiving visitors, the bowling-green, and the chess-table.

  • His Don Giovanni and the Requiem were written in a bowling-green and a garden.

  • They paused at the bowling-green and played a game which Evander won.

    The Lady of Loyalty House Justin Huntly McCarthy
  • In the summer he was often at the bowling-green, and took long walks with his friends, male and female.

  • The bowling-green seems to be to the right, between the two rows of trees.

    Haunted London Walter Thornbury
  • The pale clothing of the morning was spread out, dimly creased with shadow, over the bowling-green.

    The Man Who Laughs Victor Hugo
  • I could tell by this motion he did not look to find anyone in the bowling-green at that hour.

    The Splendid Spur Arthur T. Quiller Couch
  • By Jove, you mean that he will go out at the far end by the bowling-green?

    The Red House Mystery A. A. Milne
  • A charming greenery of old English gardens was the bowling-green.

    Old-Time Gardens Alice Morse Earle
British Dictionary definitions for bowling-green

bowling green

noun
1.
an area of closely mown turf on which the game of bowls is played
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