bowling alley

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

Origin of bowling alley

First recorded in 1545–55
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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)
  1. a building having several lanes for tenpin bowling
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