bowling green

Origin of bowling green

First recorded in 1640–50

Bowling Green

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

bowling on the green

lawn bowling

noun
  1. 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
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British Dictionary definitions for bowling-green

bowling green

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