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

  • noun A large, usually rubber or plastic ball having indentations for the thumb and fingers, used in bowling tenpins.
  • noun A small ball of similar material having no indentations, used in certain bowling games such as duckpins and candlepins.

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  • noun bowling A solid ball used in the sport of bowling, with finger holes allowing it to be picked up.

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  • noun a large ball with finger holes used in the sport of bowling


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