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 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, "Buddy Valastro Posts Intense Footage From the Day of His "Debilitating" Hand Accident on Instagram," 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, "Tip’s Place near Kelly was popular gathering spot for San Antonio’s Belgian community in first half of 1900s," 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, "What's the Hardest Shot in Bowling? It's Complicated," 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, "Where does your bowling ball go? Get an inside look at how a bowling alley works," 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, "Four Hours: Bowling, snacking and shopping in Highland Park," 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, "Four Hours: Bowling, snacking and shopping in Highland Park," 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, "D'Amato: Bowling family on a roll with 41 perfect games," 13 Mar. 2018 At the end of the 16 lanes of well worn wood are majestic pinsetter machines, vintage Brunswick beauties in cool spearmint green. Corey Kilgannon, New York Times, "The Pin Chaser in Charge," 26 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of pinsetter

1958, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jan 2021

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“Pinsetter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pinsetter. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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