tenpin


ten·pin

noun \ˈten-ˌpin\

: one of the large bottle-shaped pieces that is knocked down with a ball in the game of tenpin bowling

Full Definition of TENPIN

1
:  a bottle-shaped bowling pin 15 inches high
2
plural but sing in constr :  a bowling game using 10 tenpins and a large ball 27 inches in circumference and allowing each player to bowl 2 balls in each of 10 frames

First Known Use of TENPIN

1807

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