Definition of bowling alley in English:

bowling alley

noun

  • 1A long narrow track along which balls are rolled in the games of bowling (tenpin, candlepin, or duckpin) or skittles.

    • ‘Located on the fourth floor of the Hotel Equatorial, the International Club has undergone complete renovations, bidding farewell to the out-of-date bowling alleys.’
    • ‘Hiroshi's idea was to use these empty bowling alleys as shooting ranges for the light guns and simulated clay pigeons with solar-celled light detectors.’
    • ‘Although the county council is already planning a leisure centre, the inclusion of a bowling alley and ice rink, as well as a swimming pool and multi-gym, has been suggested.’
    • ‘The airlines can't fill it up with bowling alleys and boutiques.’
    • ‘After I read it, I couldn't wait to get to the bowling alley and try her tips.’
    • ‘The amusement arcade comes with bowling alley, video games, snooker parlour and kiddy rides while about 75 per cent of an entire floor is earmarked for food courts.’
    • ‘Raised by nannies, she had the run of a house that boasted an indoor skating rink, a computerised bowling alley, a room devoted to wrapping presents and a whole floor reserved for wardrobes.’
    • ‘The councillor who strongly supported adding a ten-pin bowling alley and indoor bowls to the Pickaquoy Centre has given up his fight.’
    • ‘Thursday afternoon we all pile onto the bus and leave the camp to go to this skating rink and a bowling alley that's got mini golf and an arcade and stuff like that.’
    • ‘With 6 cinema theatres, 8 bowling alleys, a games arcade, a food court and also a creche, the managers of the multiplex hope to double their customer base during the weekends.’
    • ‘If you start to feel as if you're in a bowling alley instead of on a golf course, some serious tree removal may be required.’
    • ‘Yamauchi thought that instead they could use these bowling alleys as electronic shooting ranges with simulated clay pigeons.’
    • ‘The dojo was in a sports centre with a bowling alley.’
    • ‘Officers encouraged the army to ban alcohol and gambling and to provide band concerts, bowling alleys, billiard tables, and other wholesome activities.’
    • ‘Sugar maple, for example, makes good syrup and hardwood flooring for basketball courts and bowling alleys; not so with red maple.’
    • ‘Yes, it has certain facilities, an ice rink, a bowling alley, a bingo hall and a cinema, but all of these have become very safe and staid, a respectable form of entertainment aimed at particular niches.’
    • ‘There are Times Square like video screens, and seven story shops selling all manner of DVDs, CDs and video games, with bowling alleys lit in fluorescent blue on the top floor.’
    • ‘After eating and the boss picking up the tab which was really cool and kind, we strolled along the prom to the bowling alley.’
    • ‘The building which housed Britain's first ten-pin bowling alley was set to be turned into a family home.’
    • ‘Kim checks out his moves on the dance floor, Gloria tests his temperament at the ten-pin bowling alley, and Angie makes him sweat in a flight simulator.’
    1. 1.1 A building containing long narrow tracks used in bowling games.
      • ‘If Cathal and Orla fancy a break from skiing, the town boasts a ten-pin bowling alley, a bucking bronco, a swimming pool and an outdoor ice rink.’
      • ‘Marinas in Kirkwall and Stromness look set to go ahead next year while a publicly funded ten-pin bowling alley gets shelved in favour of a private project.’
      • ‘There are many after-hours outings to baseball games and bowling alleys, a basketball tournament, and floorwide ‘super loader’ contests.’
      • ‘Overwhelmed by today's session, the Kiwis are planning to visit Mayajaal entertainment complex on Sunday to chill out at the bowling alley for an altogether different ball game.’
      • ‘From there, they went to a late movie and then played games at the bowling alley until it closed.’
      • ‘Kirkwall's new ten-pin bowling alley is due to open next month.’
      • ‘Whether a mobster shootout or the beginning of a spicy romance, it's always better if it happens in a bowling alley.’
      • ‘After we had stuffed ourselves with pasta and salad, the six of us decided on a few games at the bowling alley.’
      • ‘There are an abundance of shops, restaurants, karaoke bars, brothels, ten-pin bowling alleys, billiard halls and pubs in the three foreigner hotels to spend the aforementioned Euros.’
      • ‘The town provided a ten-pin bowling alley, a new hostelry, the popular teenage Metro club and the proposed new seafront two-screen cinema would have a children's creche.’
      • ‘There are plans to provide an ice rink, a roller-skating rink, a bowling alley and a community sports centre there.’
      • ‘If it is adventure she wants, we invite her very warmly to Bangalore, with all our pubs, go-karting tracks, bowling alleys and water sports centres and autorickshaws.’
      • ‘And Garth was talking about playing pool at the bowling alley.’
      • ‘The phenomenal success of pool-tables and the growing ‘snookering’ culture among the urban youth are forcing city entrepreneurs to think in terms of virtual reality games and bowling alleys.’
      • ‘Sean explains all this on a Sunday night at the Lynnwood Roll-A-Way, a little public rink tucked behind a bowling alley just off Highway 99.’
      • ‘A ten-pin bowling alley is also planned for the future, according to Lens.’
      • ‘There is also a ten pin bowling alley and parking for 150 cars.’
      • ‘The dialogue here dramatizes a reality: Even African American kids who play innocently at bowling alleys and are not involved with gangs are victims of terror that comes ‘out of nowhere.’’
      • ‘So I've now become obsessed with all the things to do at the mega ten pin bowling alley.’
      • ‘A public consultation threw up several possible ideas such as reinstating the building as a cinema or transforming it into dance studios, a 10-pin bowling alley or ice skating rink.’
      • ‘A privately run ten-pin bowling alley could be up and running in Kirkwall by the middle of next year, following initial support for the scheme by councillors this week.’
      • ‘The supermarket, the motel, the freeway, and the ten-pin bowling alley all made their appearance in the 1950s.’

Pronunciation:

bowling alley

/ˈbōliNG ˌalē/