from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Sports The foremost pin in an arrangement of bowling pins. Also called kingpin.
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- n. The kingpin (in ten-pin bowling).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The front pin in the triangular arrangement of ten pins.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the front bowling pin in the triangular arrangement of ten pins
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This time Brad Angelo and Chris Barnes got into a little tete-a-tete over Angelo's inability to throw a strike on the right side of the headpin.
I was all over the headpin in my third game, and I didn't break 100.
I thought mine needed a little something extra, so I found a garnet bead that was part of an earring whose mate Alissa had lost and I attached it to the necklace with a wonderful gold headpin I bought from
Kingpin The kingpin (or 1-pin or headpin) is the most important pin in the starting array because its action influences that of all the other pins.