bowling green



a level, closely mowed green for lawn bowling.

Origin of bowling green

First recorded in 1640–50

Definition for bowling-green (2 of 4)

Bowling Green


a city in S Kentucky.
a city in NW Ohio.
a small open area near the S tip of Manhattan in New York City, at the foot of Broadway.

Definition for bowling-green (3 of 4)

bowling on the green


Definition for bowling-green (4 of 4)

lawn bowling


a game played with wooden balls on a level, closely mowed green having a slight bias, the object being to roll one's ball as near as possible to a smaller white ball at the other end of the green.Also called bowls, bowling on the green.Compare bowl2(def 2), bowling green, jack1(def 7), rink(def 5).

Origin of lawn bowling

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bowling-green

bowling green


an area of closely mown turf on which the game of bowls is played
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