ten-strike

noun
\ ˈten-ˌstrīk How to pronounce ten-strike (audio) \

Definition of ten-strike

1 : a strike in tenpins
2 : a highly successful stroke or achievement

First Known Use of ten-strike

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of ten-strike was in 1840

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“Ten-strike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ten-strike. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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