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Bowling, indoor sport that involves rolling a ball to knock down wooden pins. In tenpin bowling, the most popular form in the United States, players aim a large heavy ball down a long wooden lane at 10 pins set in a triangle. The number of pins felled determines the score. Bowling became popular in 14th-century Europe, and was brought to America by the Dutch in the 17th century. Tenpin bowling was standardized by the American Bowling Congress, founded in 1895.

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