Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of skittle.
  • n. a pub game in which a ball is rolled down a wooden alley in order to knock down as many of the nine skittles as possible
  • n. An informal form of chess played without a clock

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. An English game resembling ninepins, but played by throwing wooden disks, instead of rolling balls, at the pins.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a bowling game that is played by rolling a bowling ball down a bowling alley at a target of nine wooden pins

Etymologies

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Examples

  • My French daughter-in-law was struck on the head by a homemade bowling ball (as in skittles) as she lay on the grass innocently making daisy chains.

    Spring is Sprung

  • Official Synopsis: Goofy man-boys star in skittles commercial.

    WILL FERRELL, JC REILLY: ‘STEP BROTHERS’

  • Wednesday, March 12, 2008 skittles blog of note •Don't Tase Me, Bro! blog about the state of civil liberties and personal freedom. naughty naughty • A Connecticut eighth-grader was suspended, stripped of his post as class Vice President and barred from from an honors dinner because he bought a bag of freaking skittles from a classmate.

    skittles

  • IT may have been in consequence of Mrs. Crupp’s advice, and, perhaps, for no better reason than because there was a certain similarity in the sound of the word skittles and Traddles, that it came into my head, next day, to go and look after Traddles.

    XXVII. Tommy Traddles

  • TOMMY TRADDLES It may have been in consequence of Mrs. Crupp's advice, and, perhaps, for no better reason than because there was a certain similarity in the sound of the word skittles and Traddles, that it came into my head, next day, to go and look after Traddles.

    David Copperfield

  • There is a game called skittles, or, more properly, ninepins, in which if you strike one of the pins deftly it carries on the blow to the next, which follows suit, and so on, till the blow given to number one has resulted in all nine being laid low.

    The Lost Middy Being the Secret of the Smugglers' Gap

  • It may have been in consequence of Mrs. Crupp's advice, and, perhaps, for no better reason than because there was a certain similarity in the sound of the word skittles and Traddles, that it came into my head, next day, to go and look after Traddles.

    David Copperfield

  • It may have been in consequence of Mrs. Crupp’s advice, and, perhaps, for no better reason than because there was a certain similarity in the sound of the word skittles and Traddles, that it came into my head, next day, to go and look after Traddles.

    David Copperfield

  • One will tell you he sees nothing in billiards or pool or golf or tennis, but will grow enthusiastic over the scientific possibilities of mumble-peg; you agree with him, only you substitute "skittles" for "mumble-peg."

    The Fifth String

  • He, whose nature was essentially averse from intrigue, and whose adoration of Fleur disposed him to think that any need for concealing it was "skittles," chafed and fretted, yet obeyed, taking what relief he could in the few moments when they were alone.

    The Forsyte Saga, Volume III. Awakening To Let

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