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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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(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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a participant in a bowling game.
[1930–35; < German, =Kegel (nine)pin + -er -er1]
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