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bowling

noun [U] uk   /ˈbəʊ.lɪŋ/ us    /ˈboʊ-/

bowling noun [U] (GAME)

( UK also tenpin bowling) a game played inside, in which you roll a heavy ball down a track to try to knock down a group of pins (= tall, thin wooden objects)

bowling noun [U] (IN CRICKET)

(the part of the game) when you bowl the ball in cricket: The England captain opened the bowling (= bowled first).
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