kails

plural noun

ˈkāəlz
British, dialectal
1
: a set of bone or wooden pins used in playing ninepins
2
usually singular in construction : a game played with kails

Word History

Etymology

Middle English kayles; akin to Middle Dutch kegel cone, ninepin, Old High German kegil stake, peg, Old Norse kaggi keg

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“Kails.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kails. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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