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bowling on the green

noun
  1. lawn bowling.
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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).
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Origin of lawn bowling

First recorded in 1925–30
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Historical Examples of 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