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1. A large, usually rubber or plastic ball having indentations for the thumb and fingers, used in bowling tenpins.
2. A small ball of similar material having no indentations, used in certain bowling games such as duckpins and candlepins.
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|Noun||1.||bowling ball - a large ball with finger holes used in the sport of bowling|
ball - round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games; "the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve"; "the mayor threw out the first ball"; "the ball rolled into the corner pocket"
bowling equipment - equipment used in bowling
finger hole - a hole for inserting a finger
thumbhole - a finger hole made to fit the thumb (as in a bowling ball)