from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One of the bottle-shaped pins used in bowling.
  • n. See bowling.

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  • n. Any of the bottle-shaped targets used in tenpin bowling.

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

  • n. one of the bottle-shaped pins used in bowling


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  • Dudeism, a quasi-religion based upon the teachings of the film's antihero The Dude, has been the result of its slow-burn success and this event brings its founder Oliver Benjamin to the Idler magazine's west London slacker school for a debate on tenpin bowling, naps and kicking back.

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  • But while it's not hard to see that Belgian chocolates are also a vital source of sugar and fats, or that tenpin bowling is simply war by other means, Bloom argues that these preferences are the result of what he calls "essentialism"? an awareness of what lies beneath the basic properties of things.

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  • Under his stewardship, darts, tenpin bowling, poker and pool have all grown exponentially.

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  • Well, button up your favorite flannel shirt, pull on your skinny jeans, and head out to Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg for local brews, food by Blue Ribbon, live bands and games of tenpin at the only LEED certified bowling alley in the world!

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  • Last weekend Gerry and I took the boys out tenpin bowling, and we decided we'd stop for a spot of lunch beforehand.

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  • In other news, I seem to have fixed my troublesome right-elbowed tendonitis by going tenpin bowling.

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  • There was no statute on the books which said anything specific about tenpin alleys, but maintaining a public nuisance was a statutory misdemeanor.

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  • Even in the U. S.-loving Times of London, columnist Matthew Parris questioned America's promise to retaliate: "Do they think a terrorist is like a pin in a tenpin bowling alley: one down, nine to go?" he asked.

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  • The balls are smaller and lighter than in tenpin, and the pins are thinner: three inches in the middle and one and a half at the top and bottom.

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  • He hit Cassius at the knees with the full power of his body, and Cassius went down like a tenpin before a bowling ball.

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