bowling alley


noun

a long, narrow wooden lane or alley, for the game of tenpins.
a building or enclosed area containing a number of such lanes or alleys.

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Origin of bowling alley

First recorded in 1545–55
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British Dictionary definitions for bowling alley

bowling alley

noun

  1. a long narrow wooden lane down which the ball is rolled in tenpin bowling
  2. a similar lane or alley, usually with raised sides, for playing skittles (ninepins)
a building having several lanes for tenpin bowling
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