from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The game of bowls played in an alley with nine men or pins.
  • noun plural The pins with which this game is played. See tenpins.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural A game played with nine pins, or pieces of wood, set on end, at which a wooden ball is bowled to knock them down; bowling.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Plural form of ninepin.
  • noun The game of skittles

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

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


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