bowler

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[ boh-ler ]
/ ˈboʊ lər /

noun

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

Origin of bowler

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First recorded in 1490–1500; bowl2 + -er1

Definition for bowler (2 of 2)

bowler

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[ boh-ler ]
/ ˈboʊ lər /

noun Chiefly British.

Origin of bowler

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First recorded in 1860–65; bowl1 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for bowler (1 of 3)

bowler

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/ (ˈbəʊlə) /

noun

one who bowls in cricket
a player at the game of bowls

British Dictionary definitions for bowler (2 of 3)

bowler

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/ (ˈbəʊlə) /

noun

a stiff felt hat with a rounded crown and narrow curved brimUS and Canadian name: derby

Word Origin for bowler

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

British Dictionary definitions for bowler (3 of 3)

bowler

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/ (ˈbaʊlə) /

noun

Dublin dialect a dog

Word Origin for bowler

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