bowling on the green



Nearby words

  1. bowling alley,
  2. bowling bag,
  3. bowling ball,
  4. bowling crease,
  5. bowling green,
  6. bowls,
  7. bowman,
  8. bowman's capsule,
  9. bowman's gland,
  10. bowman's membrane

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

Examples from the Web for bowling-on-the-green

  • To while away the time they played games and taught the Inca checkers and chess, as well as bowling-on-the-green and quoits.

    Inca Land|Hiram Bingham