bowling alley

[ boh-ling al-ee ]
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noun
  1. a building or enclosed area containing a number of lanes or alleys for the game of bowling.

  2. any of these long, narrow wooden lanes or alleys.

Origin of bowling alley

1
First recorded in 1545–55

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British Dictionary definitions for bowling alley

bowling alley

noun
    • 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)

  1. a building having several lanes for tenpin bowling

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