Definition of skittle
1 skittles plural in form but singular in construction : English ninepins played with a wooden disk or ball
2 : one of the pins used in skittles
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The company that has given consumers M&M’s chocolates and Skittles for years is making a bid to dominate the fast-growing pet-care business with a $7.7 billion purchase of veterinary and dog day-care company VCA Inc.
Others saw a clear link to white supremacist themes and to Trayvon Martin, the black teenager who went out to buy Skittles in 2012 and was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in Florida.
One of the other big problems: people like to eat Skittles.
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SKITTLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of skittle for English Language Learners
skittles : a British game played by rolling a wooden ball toward a set of objects in order to knock over as many objects as possible
: one of the objects that a player tries to knock over in a game of skittles
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