Bowling ball

A bowling ball is a hard spherical ball used to knock down bowling pins in the sport of bowling.

Comparative sizes of bowling balls, portrayed on boards of a bowling lane

Balls used in ten-pin bowling and American nine-pin bowling traditionally have holes for two fingers and the thumb. Balls used in five-pin bowling, candlepin bowling, duckpin bowling, and European nine-pin bowling have no holes, and are small enough to be held in the palm of the hand.


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