What does the word bowler mean?

Usage examples for bowler

  1. Run in to your mother, Isabel, and ask her where my bowler hat's been put. – The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield
  2. We had more than one opportunity on the present occasion of seeing that persons look supremely ridiculous if they stumble about, and we noticed also that, like a bowler when he has delivered a long hop to the off for the third time in one over, the stumbler invariably inspects the nails in his boots, a proceeding which deceives no one. – Above the Snow Line by Clinton Thomas Dent