from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A workman who shapes the bowl of a spoon.
- noun One who makes bowls.
- noun One who plays at bowls.
- noun In cricket, the player who bowls or serves the ball; the pitcher.
- noun [⟨ bowl, n., + -er.] A lowcrowned stiff felt hat; a “billycock.” Also
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who plays at bowls, or who rolls the ball in cricket or any other game.
- noun engraving A derby hat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun bowling One who engages in the sport of
- noun cricket The
- noun cricket A player selected mainly for his
- noun baseball, slang, 1800s The
- noun A
bowler hat; a round black hatformerly popular among British businessmen.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a cricketer who delivers the ball to the batsman in cricket
- noun a felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brim
- noun a player who rolls balls down an alley at pins
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Her lawyers had told Mr Justice Silber that the Kara was as important to her as it was to England spin bowler Monty Panesar, who has been pictured wearing the bangle.
Onboard, among the odd passengers and eccentric crew, there is a strange group of men in bowler-hats who call themselves The Brotherhood of Clowns.
Think (assuming you grew up with the Guardian and BBC) bone-headed bigots in bowler hats.
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The invasion of Poland was only an excuse for these brigands in bowler hats to beat up their rivals the Germans and the Japs, with the help of Americans, Poles, Scots, Frenchmen, etc. etc.
As I Please 1947
Think of the Heralds Office solemnly faking pedigrees and inventing coats of arms with mermaids and unicorns couchant, regardant and what-not, for company directors in bowler hats and striped trousers!
As I Please 1944
Fender is a slow spin bowler, and the others fast, to which our batsmen were not accustomed.
Let's Play Cricket 1936
The little governess shrank into her corner as four young men in bowler hats passed, staring through the door and window.
A very fine attitude is fixed for the artist in one of Muybridge's instantaneous series of the "bowler" -- the cricket "bowler."
Panesar is a mechanical bowler, which is not always such a handicap.
Mike Selvey: Pragmatism could make KP overwhelmingly good I cannot recall the bowler that day a little more than two years ago at Seddon Park in Hamilton, but I remember the stroke all right.