from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A smooth, level wooden lane used in bowling.
  • noun A building or room containing lanes for bowling.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A covered place for the game of bowls, provided with a passage or alley of smooth planking on which to roll the balls. See ninepins.

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  • noun A building which contains lanes for bowling.

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  • noun a lane down which a bowling ball is rolled toward pins
  • noun a building that contains several alleys for bowling


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  • In the U.S., an establishment where individuals and teams go to play the sport of ten-pin bowling. Usually has a bar and snack-bar as well as pool tables and pin ball machines.

    February 4, 2008