pinsetter

noun
pin·​set·​ter | \ ˈpin-ˌse-tər How to pronounce pinsetter (audio) \

Definition of pinsetter

: an employee or a mechanical device that spots pins in a bowling alley

Examples of pinsetter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As if the pressure of defending his title wasn't enough, months before the throwdown was planned for last spring, the baker's hand was repeatedly skewered by a metal rod thanks to a malfunctioning pinsetter at his home bowling alley. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, 16 July 2021 According to what Buddy revealed on the Today show this fall, the reality star was trying to restart his at-home bowling alley machine's pinsetter when suddenly his right hand got trapped. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, 24 Dec. 2020 In 1957, Tip’s closed briefly to install automatic pinsetters — only the second bowling alley in town to do so. Paula Allen, ExpressNews.com, 25 Apr. 2020 Between the bowling pin's funny shape and the mechanical variability of pinsetters, no bowler on Earth can ricochet a pin reliably. Wired, 30 Sep. 2019 Several key parts combine to create the bowling experience, including synthetic lanes, gutter channels, an automated pinsetter machine and a ball return. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, 14 July 2019 Pay attention to other finishing touches, such as chandeliers made from repurposed pinsetters, vintage bowling photos and old-school banners. Makeda Easter, latimes.com, 21 June 2019 Pay attention to other finishing touches, such as chandeliers made from repurposed pinsetters, vintage bowling photos and old-school banners. San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 June 2019 The run started with Paul, a pinsetter in his youth at a small bowling center in Daggett in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Gary D'amato, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Mar. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of pinsetter

1958, in the meaning defined above

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“Pinsetter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pinsetter. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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