What is bowling?

  • (noun): A game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of objects with the aim of knocking them over.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Bowling refers to a series of sports or leisure activities in which a player rolls or throws a bowling ball. In indoor bowls, the target is usually to knock over pins. In outdoor variations, the aim is usually to get the ball as close to a target ball as possible. The indoor version of bowling is often played on a flat wooden or other synthetic surface, while outdoor bowling the surface may be grass, gravel or a synthetic surface. The most common types of indoor bowling include ten-pin, nine-pin, candlepin, duckpin and five-pin bowling, while in outdoor bowling, bowls, p├ętanque and boules are popular. In many forms of indoor bowling (specifically ten-pin, candlepin, and duckpin), the highest possible score is 300. In five-pin, the highest possible score is 450.

Read more about Bowling.

Some articles on bowling:

Bowling Accessibility
... Technological innovation has made bowling accessible to members of the disabled community ... to control the speed, direction, and timing of the bowling ball's release ...
Shoaib Malik - Early Career
... as a batsman only developing on his bowling later ... He was selected in the squad for his bowling ... In May 2001, Malik's bowling action was inspected ...
Bowling And Barkerend
... Bowling and Barkerend is an electoral ward in the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council ... Bowling and Barkerend covers the area immediately east and south of Bradford centre ... It includes the areas known as Barkerend, Bowling, East Bowling, Swaine Green, Cutler Heights and Goose Hill ...
Jahangir Shah - Bowling Style
... in Bangladesh, (and Indian subcontinent in general) is not very suitable for swing bowling ... Not surprisingly, some of his best bowling efforts came abroad ... His best bowling in home soil came in 1985, against the touring Lankans ...
National Bowling League - No TV For The NBL
... Bowling was popular on television at the time NBC carried "Championship Bowling", while other local and national programs included "Make That Spare", "Bowling for Dollars", and "Celebrity Bowling ... arenas and converted theatres (Dallas and Detroit were the only teams that played in actual bowling alleys), the league created "arena style bowling", using four to six lanes with bleachers that held ... the Bronco Bowl, a seventy-two-lane alley that made it one of the largest bowling centers in the country at the time ...

More definitions of "bowling":

  • (noun): (cricket) the act of delivering a cricket ball to the batsman.
  • (noun): The playing of a game of tenpins or duckpins etc.