tenpin

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noun ten·pin \ˈten-ˌpin\

Definition of tenpin

  1. 1 :  a bottle-shaped bowling pin 15 inches high

  2. 2 tenpins plural in form but singular in construction :  a bowling game using 10 tenpins and a large ball 27 inches in circumference and allowing each player to bowl 2 balls in each of 10 frames

1807

First Known Use of tenpin

1807




TENPIN Defined for English Language Learners

tenpin

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noun ten·pin \ˈten-ˌpin\

Definition of tenpin for English Language Learners

  • : one of the large bottle-shaped pieces that is knocked down with a ball in the game of tenpin bowling

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