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bowl·er 1

 (bō′lər)
n.
One who bowls, as in cricket or bowling.

bowl·er 2

 (bō′lər)
n.
A derby hat.

[Probably from bowl.]

bowler

(ˈbəʊlə)
n
1. (Cricket) one who bowls in cricket
2. (Bowls & Bowling) a player at the game of bowls

bowler

(ˈbəʊlə) or

bowler hat

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a stiff felt hat with a rounded crown and narrow curved brim. US and Canadian name: derby
[C19: named after John Bowler, 19th-century London hatter]

bowler

(ˈbaʊlə)
n
dialect Dublin a dog
[perhaps from b(ow-wow) + (h)owler]

bowl•er1

(ˈboʊ lər)

n.
a person who bowls.
[1490–1500]

bowl•er2

(ˈboʊ lər)

n.
[1860–65]

bowler

Team member who delivers the ball. Must have straight arm and deliver the ball with the back foot between the return creases.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bowler - a cricketer who delivers the ball to the batsman in cricket
cricketer - an athlete who plays cricket
2.bowler - a player who rolls balls down an alley at pins
player, participant - a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
3.bowler - a felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brimbowler - a felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brim
chapeau, hat, lid - headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
Translations
لاعِبٌ، رامي الكُرَهنَوْعٌ من قُبَّعات الرِّجال
buřinkahráč koulínadhazovač
bowlerbowlerhatkaster
keilaajaknallisyöttäjä
golyójátékos
keiluspilari; kastari í krikketkúluhattur
katliņš
hráč bowlsupinč
melon şapkatop atan oyuncu

bowler

1 [ˈbəʊləʳ] N
1. (Cricket, Rounders, etc) → lanzador(a) m/f CRICKET
2. (US) (Sport) → jugador(a) m/f de bolos

bowler

2 [ˈbəʊləʳ] N (Brit) (also bowler hat) → bombín m, sombrero hongo m

bowler

[ˈbəʊlər] n
(BOWLS)joueur m de boules
(CRICKET)lanceur m
(British) (also bowler hat) → melon mbowler hat n (mainly British) (= bowler) → chapeau m melon

bowler

1
n (Sport)
Bowlingspieler(in) m(f); (of bowls also)Boccia-/Boulespieler(in) m(f)
(Cricket) → Werfer m

bowler

2
n (Brit: also bowler hat) → Melone f; bowler hat brigade (hum)Bürohengste pl (inf)

bowler

[ˈbəʊləʳ] n
a. (Cricket) → lanciatore/trice (Bowls) → giocatore/trice di bocce
b. (Brit) (also bowler hat) → bombetta

bowler2

(ˈbəulə) noun
(also bowler hat) a type of hard, round felt hat.
References in classic literature ?
Then round the corner of the lane, from between the villas that guarded it at its confluence with the high road, came a little cart drawn by a sweating black pony and driven by a sallow youth in a bowler hat, grey with dust.
I first beheld him on the quay, a complete stranger to me, obviously not a Hollander, in a black bowler and a short drab overcoat, ridiculously out of tone with the winter aspect of the waste-lands, bordered by the brown fronts of houses with their roofs dripping with melting snow.
Cecil, who wore a bowler, must be going away, while Freddy (a cap)--was seeing him to the station.
That she, who received daily the affectionate badinage of gentlemen in bowler hats and check suits, who had once been invited to the White City by a solicitor's clerk, should be addressed in this way by a waiter
With Ruskin, Burne-Jones, and Watts, he had put aside his bowler hat and the neat blue tie with white spots which he had worn on coming to Paris; and now disported himself in a soft, broad-brimmed hat, a flowing black cravat, and a cape of romantic cut.
His assistant struggles in a sea of aggressive young men carrying note-books or upholding cameras and wearing bowler hats and enterprising ties.
A glance in the direction of Miss Hilbery determined him to make his stand this very night, and accordingly, having let himself in, having verified the presence of Uncle Joseph by means of a bowler hat and a very large umbrella, he gave his orders to the maid, and went upstairs to his room.
She was then within a few days of her sixteenth birthday, a slight figure in a riding habit, rather shorter than the average height for her age, in a black bowler hat from under which her fine rippling dark hair cut square at the ends was hanging well down her back.
Johnson, the young bowler, is getting wild, and bowls a ball almost wide to the off; the batter steps out and cuts it beautifully to where cover-point is standing very deep--in fact almost off the ground.
A man unmistakably answering to the description of Monsieur Robert Darzac--same height, slightly stooping, putty-coloured overcoat, bowler hat--purchased a cane similar to the one in which we are interested, on the evening of the crime, about eight o'clock.
He could spar better than Knuckles, the private (who would have been a corporal but for his drunkenness, and who had been in the prize-ring); and was the best batter and bowler, out and out, of the regimental club.
Himself a dangerous bat, a brilliant field, and perhaps the very finest slow bowler of his decade, he took incredibly little interest in the game at large.