noun plural but singular in construction
skid·​dles | \ ˈskidᵊlz \

Definition of skiddles

: a game in which sticks are thrown at pins of different score value set up as the corners and center of a diamond

called also stick bowling

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History and Etymology for skiddles

probably blend of skid entry 2 and skittles (plural of skittle entry 1)

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“Skiddles.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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