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A person who bowls; a bowler.

[German, from kegeln, to bowl, from Kegel, bowling pin, from Middle High German kegel, from Old High German kegil, peg.]
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(ˈkɛɡlə) or


(Bowls & Bowling) informal chiefly US a participant in a game of tenpin bowling
[from German, from Kegel pin, from Old High German kegil peg]
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(ˈkɛg lər)

a participant in a bowling game.
[1930–35; < German, =Kegel (nine)pin + -er -er1]
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Emmy Kegler; ONE COIN FOUND; Fortress Press (Nonfiction: LGBTQ+) 18.99 ISBN: 9781506448213
In round 1 of the men's open masters finals, defending champion Sam Cooley and Basil Ng of Singapore both registered an eight-game assembly of 1843 pinfalls to seize spots in the second round of the finals where top Filipino kegler Kenneth Chua and Singapore's Jaris Goh are waiting.
The 16-year-old national youth kegler from Imus, Cavite pulled off the surprise win after rolling 180 pinfalls over the highly favored Bea Hernandez (177) in the gold-medal finale yesterday at the Coronado Lanes, Starmall in Mandaluyong City.
We have to maintain our focus for us to earn a chance to win the title,' said Chua, currently the country's top male kegler.
Emmy Kegler is pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Northeast Minneapolis.
George Kegler, who has served as interim CFO at the company, will stay on for a transitional period to ensure a smooth transfer of responsibilities prior to retiring from the company.
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During this process, George Kegler, Mallinckrodt's VP of finance, will serve as interim CFO.
Kegler, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory Prevention Research Center, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30033; e-mail:
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