duckpin

noun duck·pin \ -ˌpin \

Definition of duckpin

1 :a small bowling pin shorter than a tenpin but proportionately wider at mid-diameter
2 duckpins plural in form but singular in construction :a bowling game using duckpins

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First Known Use of duckpin

circa 1911


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