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bowl 1

 (bōl)
n.
1.
a. A hemispherical vessel, wider than it is deep, used for holding food or fluids.
b. The contents of such a vessel.
2. A drinking goblet.
3. A bowl-shaped part, as of a spoon or pipe.
4.
a. A bowl-shaped topographic depression.
b. A bowl-shaped stadium or outdoor theater.
5. Football Any of various postseason games played between specially selected teams, especially at the college level.

[Middle English bowle, from Old English bolla; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

bowl 2

 (bōl)
n.
1. A ball, traditionally made of wood, that is weighted or slightly flattened so as to roll with a bias, used in lawn bowling.
2. A roll or throw of a ball in lawn bowling and other bowling games.
3. bowls(used with a sing. verb) See lawn bowling.
4. A revolving cylinder or drum in a machine.
v. bowled, bowl·ing, bowls
v.intr.
1.
a. To participate in a game of bowling: I bowl every Thursday night in a league.
b. To throw or roll a ball in a game of bowling: It's your turn to bowl.
c. To hurl a cricket ball from one end of the pitch toward the batsman at the other, keeping the arm straight throughout the delivery.
2. To move quickly and smoothly, especially by rolling: The sportscar bowled along through the countryside.
v.tr.
1. To throw or roll (a ball).
2.
a. To make (a specified score) in bowling: placed first by bowling 237; bowled a strike in the first frame.
b. To perform (a specified amount, as a string or game) in bowling: She bowled eight frames before deciding to use a different ball.
3. To move quickly and smoothly by or as if by rolling: bowled a tire from the garage.
4. To meet or strike with or as if with the force of a rapidly rolling object: The swimmer was bowled over by the wave.
Phrasal Verbs:
bowl out
To retire (a batsman in cricket) with a bowled ball that knocks the bails off the wicket.
bowl over
1. To take by surprise.
2. To make a powerful impression on; overwhelm.

[Middle English boule, from Old French, from Latin bulla, round object.]
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Translations

w>bowl out

vt sep (Cricket) → ausschlagen
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"It's different if teams are there when you can have bowl-outs but if it's called off before tomorrow I would imagine they may just reschedule it, as I can't imagine they will make Forres travel through here for a bowl-out.
There is no reserve day and, in the event of the side batting second not being able to complete ten overs, a bowl-out will decide who travels to Lord's.
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He dramatically shattered the stumps with the last ball of the contest as the Scots edged Ireland in a bowl-out - cricket'sequivalent of a football penalty decider - in the Triple Crown clash at Northop Hall in Wales.
Drakes officials agreed to a bowl-out earlier this summer to decide the cup first-round clash between Almondbury and Emley Clarence, when neither could play on the Bank Holiday or successive evenings which followed and the options then collided with Oddfellows Cup involvement for both.
Bowl-outs will be used if necessary They are trying to avoid a clash with the Under 17 Cup.
We did what we thought was the right way to do to the extent we used to practice bowl-outs. It was more fun.
Ferguslie face Stenhousemuir at The Tryst tonight after the six teams rejected bowl-outs. But three other ties were decided by cricket's version of penalties.
And I definitely think it is a better option to break a tie than bowl-outs. It gives a fair chance to both the teams with both bat and the ball.
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