bowling alley

[ boh-ling al-ee ]
See synonyms for bowling alley on
  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

First recorded in 1545–55

Words Nearby bowling alley Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bowling alley in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for bowling alley

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)

  1. a building having several lanes for tenpin bowling

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012