What does bowler mean?

Definitions for bowler
ˈboʊ lərbowler

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bowlernoun

    a cricketer who delivers the ball to the batsman in cricket

  2. bowlernoun

    a player who rolls balls down an alley at pins

  3. bowler hat, bowler, derby hat, derby, plug hatnoun

    a felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brim


  1. bowlernoun

    A bowler hat; a round black hat formerly popular among British businessmen.

  2. Etymology: From bowl + -er.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bowlernoun

    He that plays at bowls.

    Etymology: from bowl.


  1. bowler

    A bowler is a player in the sport of cricket who specializes in delivering the ball to the opposing team's batsman with the intention to dismiss the batsman by hitting the wickets, forcing the batsman to make an error so they can be caught out, or by provoking the batsman into obstructing the ground. In other contexts, and especially in the United States, a bowler can also refer to a participant in the sport of bowling.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bowlernoun

    one who plays at bowls, or who rolls the ball in cricket or any other game

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bowler is ranked #7123 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bowler surname appeared 4,698 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Bowler.

    86.1% or 4,047 total occurrences were White.
    8.4% or 399 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 109 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.1% or 103 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.7% or 33 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.1% or 7 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bowler' in Nouns Frequency: #2954

Anagrams for bowler »

  1. reblow

  2. blower

  3. worble

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bowler in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bowler in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of bowler in a Sentence

  1. Cheteshwar Pujara:

    It’s tough, especially losing Jadeja because we are one bowler short at the moment, we need to pick up a couple of wickets in the morning and not allow them too many runs in the first session.

  2. Jeff Thomson:

    I think Jasprit Bumrah is very, very interesting. He runs off a very short run-up. He jogs and then bowls with a very short run. He has got straight arms. His bowling is not textbook by any means, but it works. He is very different from other pace bowlers, which reminds me of another fast bowler of my era, who was very different from everyone else

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    a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
    • A. impurity
    • B. jab
    • C. breastwork
    • D. wavering

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