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

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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, "Here are all the new restaurants coming to Bottleworks District on Mass Ave.," 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,, "Field-Tested Travel Tip: Back in time with Retro Roadmap," 1 June 2018 No one’s ever bowled a perfect score in competitive duckpins., "Best of Baltimore 2018: Arts and activities," 11 Apr. 2018 Today, all but a handful of those lanes are gone, and the number of professional duckpin bowlers is down by more than 90 percent, to about 3,500. Chris Kaltenbach,, "Duckpin bowling returning to Parkville with reopening of Parkville Lanes," 2 Aug. 2017 In its own area inside the establishment are two duckpin bowling lanes that will host league play and customers seeking amusement. Jeff Piorkowski/special To,, "Highland Heights' Harry Buffalo reopening is May 30 at Brainard Crossing," 29 May 2017 This just in from the world of children's duckpin bowling. Jim Stingl, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stingl: Young boy, small pins combine for a 300 game of bowling," 3 May 2017

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First Known Use of duckpin

circa 1911, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of duckpin was circa 1911

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