Origin of bowler1
Origin of bowler2
Examples from the Web for bowler
Large in size, the painting depicts a man dressed in a sharp suit and bowler cap, a style typical of Magritte himself.Alexander Iolas: The Secret King of Surrealism
March 7, 2014
After a string of consecutive strikes, a bowler has a higher percentage of scoring subsequent strikes, for instance.Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks: The Science Behind Winning
February 18, 2012
My daughter tells me that Bowler played Cooter, the werewolf in True Blood.Braving the Atlas Shrugged Crowd
April 17, 2011
His comment about being a Special Olympian bowler was just one of those things, and he duly, and ritually, apologized.Bonfire of the Inanities
March 22, 2009
Bob Pillin, in the fixed chair of the consultor, nursed his bowler on his knee.Five Tales
“We ought to have three more fellows, at least,” said Bowler.
He said very little would have tempted him to do it, Bowler.
Ever since then Bowler has been the idol of the lower school.
Never thought about that,” said Bowler; “what do you say, Gay?
- one who bowls in cricket
- a player at the game of bowls
- a stiff felt hat with a rounded crown and narrow curved brimUS and Canadian name: derby
- Dublin dialect a dog
Word Origin and History for bowler
"hard round hat," 1861, said to be from a J. Bowler, 19c. London hat manufacturer. A John Bowler of Surrey, hat manufacturer, was active from the 1820s to the 1840s, and a William Bowler, hat-manufacturer, of Southwark Bridge Road, Surrey, sought a patent in 1854 for "improvements in hats and other coverings for the head." But perhaps the word is simply from bowl (n.); cf. Old English heafodbolla "brainpan, skull." The earliest usages are with a lower-case b-.
"player at bowls," c.1500.