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candlepin

candlepin

noun can·dle·pin \-ˌpin\

Definition of CANDLEPIN

1
:  a slender bowling pin tapering toward top and bottom
2
plural but sing in constr :  a bowling game using candlepins and a smaller ball than that used in tenpins

First Known Use of CANDLEPIN

1901

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