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Bowling vs. Gutter

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Bowlingverb

present participle of bowl

Gutternoun

A prepared channel in a surface, especially at the side of a road adjacent to a curb, intended for the drainage of water.

Bowlingnoun

A game played by rolling a ball down an alley and trying to knock over a triangular group of ten pins; ten-pin bowling

Gutternoun

A ditch along the side of a road.

Bowlingnoun

(New England) Candlepin bowling.

Gutternoun

A duct or channel beneath the eaves of a building to carry rain water; eavestrough.

‘The gutters must be cleared of leaves a few times a year.’;

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Bowlingnoun

Any of several similar games played indoors or outdoors.

Gutternoun

(bowling) A groove down the sides of a bowling lane.

Bowlingnoun

(cricket) The action of propelling the ball towards the batsman.

Gutternoun

A large groove (commonly behind animals) in a barn used for the collection and removal of animal excrement.

Bowlingnoun

(slang) A particular style of walking associated with urban street culture.

Gutternoun

Any narrow channel or groove, such as one formed by erosion in the vent of a gun from repeated firing.

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Bowlingnoun

(gerund) The action of the verb bowl.

Gutternoun

(typography) A space between printed columns of text.

Bowlingnoun

(Ireland) Road bowling.

Gutternoun

(printing) One of a number of pieces of wood or metal, grooved in the centre, used to separate the pages of type in a form.

Bowlingnoun

The act of playing at or rolling bowls, or of rolling the ball at cricket; the game of bowls or of tenpins.

Gutternoun

(philately) An unprinted space between rows of stamps.

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Bowlingnoun

a game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of objects with the aim of knocking them over

Gutternoun

(British) A drainage channel.

Bowlingnoun

(cricket) the act of delivering a cricket ball to the batsman

Gutternoun

The notional locus of things, acts, or events which are distasteful, ill bred or morally questionable.

Bowlingnoun

the playing of a game of tenpins or duckpins etc

Gutternoun

(figuratively) A low, vulgar state.

‘Get your mind out of the gutter.’; ‘What kind of gutter language is that? I ought to wash your mouth out with soap.’;

Bowlingnoun

the game of bowls as a sport or recreation.

Gutternoun

(comics) The spaces between comic book panels

Bowlingnoun

the game of tenpin bowling.

Gutternoun

One who or that which guts.

Bowlingnoun

the game of skittles.

Gutterverb

To flow or stream; to form gutters.

Bowlingnoun

the action of a bowler in sending down balls towards the batsman's wicket

‘fast bowling’;

Gutterverb

(of a candle) To melt away by having the molten wax run down along the side of the candle.

Bowlingnoun

the bowlers in a team

‘on paper their bowling looks weak’;

Gutterverb

(of a small flame) To flicker as if about to be extinguished.

Bowling

Bowling is a target sport and recreational activity in which a player rolls a ball toward pins (in pin bowling) or another target (in target bowling). The term bowling usually refers to pin bowling (most commonly ten-pin bowling), though in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries, bowling could also refer to target bowling, such as lawn bowls.

Gutterverb

(transitive) To send (a bowling ball) into the gutter, not hitting any pins.

Gutterverb

(transitive) To supply with a gutter or gutters.

Gutterverb

(transitive) To cut or form into small longitudinal hollows; to channel.

Gutternoun

A channel at the eaves of a roof for conveying away the rain; an eaves channel; an eaves trough.

Gutternoun

A small channel at the roadside or elsewhere, to lead off surface water.

‘Gutters running with ale.’;

Gutternoun

Any narrow channel or groove; as, a gutter formed by erosion in the vent of a gun from repeated firing.

Gutternoun

Either of two sunken channels at either side of the bowling alley, leading directly to the sunken pit behind the pins. Balls not thrown accurately at the pins will drop into such a channel bypassing the pins, and resulting in a score of zero for that bowl.

Gutterverb

To cut or form into small longitudinal hollows; to channel.

Gutterverb

To supply with a gutter or gutters.

Gutterverb

To become channeled, as a candle when the flame flares in the wind.

Gutternoun

a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater

Gutternoun

misfortune resulting in lost effort or money;

‘his career was in the gutter’; ‘all that work went down the sewer’; ‘pensions are in the toilet’;

Gutternoun

a worker who guts things (fish or buildings or cars etc.)

Gutternoun

a tool for gutting fish

Gutterverb

burn unsteadily, feebly, or low; flicker;

‘The cooling lava continued to gutter toward lower ground’;

Gutterverb

flow in small streams;

‘Tears guttered down her face’;

Gutterverb

wear or cut gutters into;

‘The heavy rain guttered the soil’;

Gutterverb

provide with gutters;

‘gutter the buildings’;

Gutternoun

a shallow trough fixed beneath the edge of a roof for carrying off rainwater.

Gutternoun

a channel at the side of a street for carrying off rainwater.

Gutternoun

used to refer to a poor or squalid existence or environment

‘men who had fought their way out of the gutter’;

Gutternoun

a groove or channel for flowing liquid.

Gutternoun

a channel on either side of a lane in a bowling alley.

Gutternoun

the blank space between facing pages of a book or between adjacent columns of type or stamps in a sheet.

Gutterverb

(of a candle or flame) flicker and burn unsteadily.

Gutterverb

make channels or furrows in (something)

‘my cheeks are guttered with tears’;

Gutterverb

flow in streams

‘the raindrops gutter down her visage’;

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