- /ˈraɪs boʊl/ (say 'ruys bohl)
1. a small bowl in which cooked rice is served.
2. an area or country in which rice is cultivated extensively: *Judge Indonesia by Borobudur, and the beautiful rice-bowl of West Java. –c.j. koch, 1978.
3. Singaporean and Malaysian English, Hong Kong English a means of earning a living: the sole intent of the people is their rice bowl.
4. break someone's rice bowl, Singaporean and Malaysian English, Hong Kong English to deprive someone of their livelihood. Compare iron rice bowl.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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