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bowling on the green

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noun
  1. lawn bowling.

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 of lawn bowling

First recorded in 1925–30
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Historical Examples

  • 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