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skittle

noun skit·tle \ˈski-təl\

skittles : a British game played by rolling a wooden ball toward a set of objects in order to knock over as many objects as possible

: one of the objects that a player tries to knock over in a game of skittles

Full Definition of SKITTLE

1
plural but sing in constr :  English ninepins played with a wooden disk or ball
2
:  one of the pins used in skittles
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Origin of SKITTLE

perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skutill harpoon, bolt, Dan skyttel shuttle — more at shuttle
First Known Use: 1634

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