a building or enclosed area containing a number of lanes or alleys for the game of bowling.
any of these long, narrow wooden lanes or alleys.
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How to use bowling alley in a sentence
While the music venue, bar, and bowling alley Brooklyn Bowl — and its locations in Nashville, Las Vegas, and, yes, Brooklyn — remain closed, the team has kept entertainment alive through the pandemic via concert live streams.
For young people, and for people who can’t or don’t want to spend a lot of money, these bowling alleys are rare all-age-friendly spaces that foster fun without requiring visitors to spend a lot.
We serve a menu by Blue Ribbon, which isn’t your typical bowling alley food.
Joseph, 59, lived in an apartment that backed up to the parking lot of an abandoned bowling alley in Cedar Rapids, 55 miles southeast of Waterloo.As COVID-19 Ravaged This Iowa City, Officials Discovered Meatpacking Executives Were the Ones in Charge | by Michael Grabell and Bernice Yeung | December 21, 2020 | ProPublica
The bowling alley was the metaphor more than the real place, I think, in his essay.Why the Left Had to Steal the Right’s Dark-Money Playbook (Bonus Episode) | Sudhir Venkatesh | October 31, 2020 | Freakonomics
The nearest movie theater and bowling alley are 45 minutes away, in Beckley.‘Oxyana’ Documentary at Tribeca Exposes the OxyContin Epidemic | Marlow Stern | April 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
I was at a bowling alley once and a really sleazy guy asked me (a girl) out, instead I told him I had a girlfriend.I Had a Fake Girlfriend, Too! In Defense of Manti Te’o | The Daily Beast | January 17, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Mitt Romney is not the guy who hangs around our local bowling alley gorging on pizza.How Mitt Romney’s Success With Wall Street Could Sink Him | Matt Latimer | June 15, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
They like candidates who can hang at the bowling alley or the barbecue.
You get a nice mansion with backyard, a bowling alley, a chef, your own helicopter, and an impressive pile of nuclear weapons.
The library, the gymnasium, the bowling-alley, opened from the prayer-room.A Singular Life | Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Well, theres a pool-room on the street above and a bowling-alley across the square, chuckled the waiter.Left Half Harmon | Ralph Henry Barbour
In the gleam that came from the bowling alley behind me, something showed softly red and green and white against the wooden door.Greenwich Village | Anna Alice Chapin
Jenkins measured the alley with his eyes and figured it to be just about the length of a conventional bowling alley.Castle of Terror | E.J. Liston
The crew had used the cheeses and some bottles from the galley,The day before, to improvise a sort of bowling-alley.Harper's Round Table, September 24, 1895 | Various
British Dictionary definitions for bowling alley
a long narrow wooden lane down which the ball is rolled in tenpin bowling
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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