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- n. A game, a form of bowling, played with ten pins as the target.
- n. Plural form of tenpin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A game resembling ninepins, but played with ten pins. See ninepins.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The game of bowls played with ten pins or men in a long alley. The players strive with three or fewer bowls of the ball to knock down all the pins.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. bowling down an alley at a target of ten wooden pins
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They went down like tenpins, fell over each other in heaps.
After your second try, it would sweep everything away, like the Grim Reaper, and then install a pristine set of tenpins, all resurrected.
A minion, or mook, is an opponent designed to be one of those guys that goes down like tenpins in the movies.
But the two men battled like fiends incarnate; they toppled them like tenpins.
A kid from the S.O. challenged President Obama to a game of tenpins.
They charged up the stream, scattering the Germans like tenpins.
Moody's sees 14% of corporate bonds defaulting - an all-time high figure since it began keeping records, and it's likely the number will rise as the global crisis deepens and companies start falling like tenpins.
I've gone into graveyards after hours, descended into dark cellars with naught but a Zippo lighter, crossed Central Park at night and faced multiple attackers only to scatter them like tenpins... but I have an abiding fear of Chloe Sevigny's teeth.
But the Illinois supreme court, for one, was politically conservative, judicially activist, and intoxicated with constitutionality; in one period, labor laws fell like tenpins.
He seemed to be upside down, watching men being scattered like tenpins across the ice, men being thrown from the destroyed blind.