duck·​pin | \ ˈdək-ˌpin How to pronounce duckpin (audio) \

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

Examples of duckpin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The basement, formerly used for storage, has become a 12-lane duckpin bowling center, with a pinball wing to the side. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 9 Mar. 2022 Every other lane was available at both Greenmount and Thunderhead, for duckpin and tenpin bowling, since alleys are operating at 50% capacity amid the pandemic, and masks were required unless people were eating or drinking. Pat Stoetzer,, 31 Dec. 2020 Two of them are loaded with duckpin lanes, plenty of tables and cushy seating. Andrea Reeves,, 23 Jan. 2020 The project will require exterior and interior renovations to turn the two-building property into an entertainment space featuring duckpin bowling and vintage arcade games, among other activities. Jordyn Grzelewski, cleveland, 30 Jan. 2020 His passion was the love for his family, watching and playing golf, going to the dog races, horse races, casino, duckpin bowling and scratching lottery tickets., 20 Oct. 2019 Tentatively scheduled to open in October, Foundry Social will offer duckpin bowling, billiards, bocce, pinball and ping pong in addition to video games like Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Minecraft and Call of Duty. Marc Bona,, 11 July 2019 Pins Mechanical Foosball, pinball, bocce, Ping-Pong and duckpin bowling plus beer, wine and cocktails including the Rosé All Day with rosé vodka, lemonade, rose water and Rhinegeist Bubbles fruited ale. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, 12 Aug. 2017 Lennon has unearthed many sites that offer a trip down memory lane, such as Rockwell Lanes in Gettysburg, the last remaining duckpin bowling alley in Pennsylvania. Michael Milne,, 1 June 2018 See More

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First Known Use of duckpin

circa 1911, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Duckpin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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