boccie

boccie
/boch"ee/, n.
an Italian variety of lawn bowling played on a dirt court that is shorter and narrower than the rink of a bowling green.
Also, bocci /boch"ee/; It. /bawt"chee/, bocce /boch"ee/; It. /bawt"che/, boccia /boch"euh/; It. /bawt"chah/.
[1900-05; < It bocce bowls, pl. of boccia ball < VL *bottia round body]

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or bocci or bocce

(from Italian bocce, "balls") Game of Italian origin, similar to bowls.

It is played on a long, narrow, packed-clay court enclosed with boarded ends and sides. Each player or team in turn rolls four balls (made of wood, metal, or composition material) toward a smaller target ball. The object is to bring the ball to rest nearest the target ball (for which points are awarded at the end of a round), to protect a well-placed ball, or to knock aside an opponent's ball. The game usually proceeds until one side has 12 points.

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also spelled  Bocci, or Bocce,  

      Italian bowling game that is especially popular in Piedmont and Liguria and is also played in Italian communities in the United States, Australia, and South America. The governing organization is the Unione Federazione Italiane Bocce. The first world championships were held at Genoa, Italy, in 1951.

      The boccie court, or campo, is about 75 feet long by 8 feet wide (23 by 2.4 m), with a level surface of sand or clay, enclosed with boarded ends and sides about 18 inches (45 cm) and 12 inches (30 cm) high, respectively. Each player or team in turn rolls or tosses four wooden, metal, or composition balls, called bocce, each 4–5 inches (10–13 cm) in diameter, toward a smaller ball, called the boccino, or pallino. The object, as in the game of lawn bowls, is to bring the ball to rest nearer the pallino than an opponent's ball, to protect a well-placed ball, or to knock aside an opponent's ball. Rebounds from the side walls are permitted. At the end of a round, a side receives a point for every ball nearer the pallino than the nearest opposing ball. The game usually proceeds until one side has 12 points.

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Universalium. 2010.

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