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 Two of them are loaded with duckpin lanes, plenty of tables and cushy seating. Andrea Reeves,, "Bowling alleys aren't dead. They're just a lot different. We tried the new trends," 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, "Plan to convert former Ohio City furniture store into duckpin bowling, arcade venue moves forward," 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., "R. Maurice Lacombe," 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,, "Foundry Social entertainment center targets fall opening," 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, "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

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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 6 Aug. 2020.

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