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bowling on the green


lawn bowling

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 of lawn bowling
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • To while away the time they played games and taught the Inca checkers and chess, as well as bowling-on-the-green and quoits.

    Inca Land Hiram Bingham

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