Meaning of “bowler” in the English Dictionary

"bowler" in British English

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bowlernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbəʊ.lər/ us /ˈboʊ.lɚ/

bowler noun [ C ] (PERSON)

someone who bowls (= throws the ball), especially in cricket

fast/pace bowler

a bowler who bowls the ball fast:

It isn't easy to score runs against pace bowlers.
spin bowler

a bowler who spins the ball so that when it hits the ground it bounces in an unexpected way, making it difficult to hit

bowler noun [ C ] (HAT)

a bowler hat

(Definition of “bowler” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)