pinsetter

noun
pin·set·ter | \ˈpin-ˌse-tər \

Definition of pinsetter 

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

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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 Its two lower-level lanes were fully restored earlier this year and still use manual pinsetters. Gary D'amato, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "D'Amato: Vintage-era bowling alive and well in Wisconsin," 31 Oct. 2017 The lanes have been restored and are maintained by her husband, Michael, who learned how to oil the alleys and fix the pinsetters by watching YouTube videos. Gary D'amato, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "D'Amato: Vintage-era bowling alive and well in Wisconsin," 31 Oct. 2017 On Sunday, Remy Nelan, 12, and Chance Leisgang, 11, skipped trick-or-treat to work for tips as the pinsetters. Gary D'amato, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "D'Amato: Vintage-era bowling alive and well in Wisconsin," 31 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of pinsetter

1958, in the meaning defined above

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pins and needles

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Pinsk

pinson

pinsons

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