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View synonyms for bowler

bowler

1

[ boh-ler ]

noun

  1. a person who bowl, especially a participant in a bowling game, as candlepins or tenpins.
  2. Cricket. the player who throws the ball to be played by the batsman.


bowler

2

[ boh-ler ]

noun

, Chiefly British.

bowler

1

/ ˈbəʊlə /

noun

  1. a stiff felt hat with a rounded crown and narrow curved brim US and Canadian namederby


bowler

2

/ ˈbəʊlə /

noun

  1. one who bowls in cricket
  2. a player at the game of bowls

bowler

3

/ ˈbaʊlə /

noun

  1. dialect.
    a dog
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Word History and Origins

Origin of bowler1

First recorded in 1490–1500; bowl 2 + -er 1

Origin of bowler2

First recorded in 1860–65; bowl 1 + -er 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of bowler1

C19: named after John Bowler , 19th-century London hatter

Origin of bowler2

perhaps from b ( ow-wow ) + ( h ) owler
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Example Sentences

This time, he is competing head-to-head against fellow bowler Fosse.

Disappointed with this rather low score, Magritte decided to give up on the sport of bowling and instead stick to bowler hats.

After the group’s ouster, the country’s national cricket team was established and this Gen Z bowler has since become an international superstar with several heavy-hitting teams competing for his talents.

From Ozy

Though we got a lot of serious bowlers who came all time, a lot of people were there to just have fun.

From Eater

Professional bowlers, too, are wondering how to keep the spirit of togetherness that bowling can foster alive for their own communities.

From Eater

Go out and leave a six-pack at the Tomb of the Unknown Bowler.

Ware, a tenacious pass-rusher, is a 7-time Pro Bowler and the Cowboys all-time leader in sacks, with 117 in nine seasons.

Large in size, the painting depicts a man dressed in a sharp suit and bowler cap, a style typical of Magritte himself.

There was a photo of ex-Pro Bowler Kerry Rhodes carrying a man by a pool, bare chested and beaming.

Photos on his Facebook page show him usually sporting a black bowler hat, sunglasses, tight jeans, and a black leather jacket.

It was crowned by a wide-brimmed bowler hat which the man wore pressed down upon his ears like a Jew pedlar.

He claps on his bowler-hat, gives another amazed look round, says with a shrug, "Unusual!"

Opening a cupboard door, Kilfane revealed a number of pendent, ragged garments, and two more bowler hats.

In some matches, the bowler may give six balls where the parties are agreed.

Oriental peoples who had never heard of nationality before, took to it as they took to the cigarettes and bowler hats of the west.

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