- an Italian variety of lawn bowling played on a dirt court that is shorter and narrower than the rink of a bowling green.
Origin of boccie
Examples from the Web for bocce
Contemporary Examples of bocce
Basketball, foosball, bocce ball—there's even a horseshoe pit.A Vacation From the Public Eye
August 22, 2009
Historical Examples of bocce
Another favorite game of ball among the Romans is Bocce or Boccette.
bocci or bocce boccia (ˈbɒtʃə)
- an Italian version of bowls played on a lawn smaller than a bowling green
Word Origin for boccie
from Italian bocce "(wooden) balls," plural of boccia, which is related to French bosse "bump, hump," perhaps from a Germanic source.