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"bowling" in British English

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bowlingnoun [U]

uk   /ˈbəʊ.lɪŋ/  us   /ˈboʊ-/
  • bowling noun [U] (GAME)

(UK also tenpin bowling) a ​gameplayed inside, in which you ​roll a ​heavyball down a ​track to ​try to ​knock down a ​group of pins (= ​tall, ​thinwoodenobjects)
(Definition of bowling from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bowling" in American English

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bowlingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈboʊ·lɪŋ/ (also tenpins)
a ​game in which you ​stand at one end of a ​longsmoothsurface and ​roll a ​heavyball along it to ​try to ​knock down a ​group of ten ​woodenobjectsarranged in a ​triangle at the other end
(Definition of bowling from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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