What does bowling ball mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bowling ball, bowl(noun)

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


  1. bowling ball(Noun)

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


  1. Bowling ball

    A bowling ball is a spherical ball made from plastic, reactive resin, urethane or a combination of these materials which is used in the sport of bowling. Ten-pin bowling balls generally have a set of three holes drilled in them, one each for the ring and middle finger, and one for the thumb; however, rules allow for up to five finger holes. They generally range from six pounds to 16 pounds in weight. The maximum limit allowed in tournaments or league games is 16 pounds, but balls of up to 20 pounds are available. A five-pin bowling ball has no finger holes and is smaller so that the bowler can hold the ball in the palm of his or her hand. Candlepin bowling balls also fit in the hand, but are slightly smaller and lighter than five-pin balls. Most bowling alleys provide free balls for patrons to use, called "house balls", although bowlers may purchase their own. These are often customized, and can feature specially sized finger holes or monograms. Because purchased balls are usually drilled to match the owner's fingers, most can throw a customized bowling ball that is one to two pounds heavier than the house ball they previously used. Bowling balls come in many varieties of colors, and are often either a single flat color, a swirl-like design of multiple colors, gray or a single color with an iridescent look. It is even possible to obtain transparent bowling balls, some are even made white the clear polyester or plastic shell with a small object inside of them for a distinctive look. These objects look to be rather large but are in fact a lot smaller outside of the ball. Some objects have included skulls, footballs, and small bowling pins.

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How to say bowling ball in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bowling ball in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bowling ball in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of bowling ball in a Sentence

  1. Sheriff Grady Judd:

    John Camfield mowed them down, ran through them like a bowling ball through bowling pins. it’s devastating in the greatest sense of the word. One of the victims was the 11-year-old daughter of an off-duty deputy. He ran outside barefoot after getting a frantic phone call from her and assumed the worst as he came upon the injured children.

  2. Rabia Qureshi:

    The car was like a bowling ball and the human bodies were like pins.

  3. Tamekio Williams:

    To my understanding, he didnt even know these people, so why would you hit somebody with a bowling ball in the head?

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