Skittle ball
Skittle Skit"tle, a. Pertaining to the game of skittles. [1913 Webster]

{Skittle alley}, an alley or court in which the game of skittles is played.

{Skittle ball}, a disk or flattish ball of wood for throwing at the pins in the game of skittles. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • skittle ball — noun ball used to knock down ninepins • Syn: ↑ninepin ball • Hypernyms: ↑ball * * * noun : a heavy wooden disk used in skittles called also cheese * * * skittle ball, a heavy disk, usually of hard wood, for throwing or sliding at the pins in the …   Useful english dictionary

  • skittle-ball — skittˈle ball noun • • • Main Entry: ↑skittle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Skittle — Skit tle, a. Pertaining to the game of skittles. [1913 Webster] {Skittle alley}, an alley or court in which the game of skittles is played. {Skittle ball}, a disk or flattish ball of wood for throwing at the pins in the game of skittles. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skittle alley — Skittle Skit tle, a. Pertaining to the game of skittles. [1913 Webster] {Skittle alley}, an alley or court in which the game of skittles is played. {Skittle ball}, a disk or flattish ball of wood for throwing at the pins in the game of skittles.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skittle — ► NOUN 1) (skittles) (treated as sing. ) a game played with wooden pins set up at the end of an alley to be bowled down with a wooden ball. 2) a pin used in the game of skittles. 3) (also table skittles) a game played with similar pins set up on… …   English terms dictionary

  • skittle — [skit′ l] n. [prob. < Scand cognate of SHUTTLE (as in Dan skyttel, a shuttle, marble)] 1. [pl., with sing. v.] a British form of ninepins in which a wooden disk or ball is used to knock down the pins 2. any of these pins (not) all beer and… …   English World dictionary

  • skittle — [[t]skɪ̱t(ə)l[/t]] skittles 1) N COUNT A skittle is a wooden object used as a target in the game of skittles. [mainly BRIT] Syn: ninepin 2) N UNCOUNT Skittles is a game in which players try to knock over as many skittles as they can out of a… …   English dictionary

  • skittle alley — noun a lane down which a bowling ball is rolled toward pins • Syn: ↑bowling alley, ↑alley • Hypernyms: ↑lane • Part Holonyms: ↑bowling equipment • Part Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • skittle pool — noun : a game played on a billiard table with two white balls, a red ball, and a number of black and white pins in which counts are made by knocking down any of the white pins with the cue ball after contact with an object ball but if a black pin …   Useful english dictionary

  • skittle — skit|tle [ˈskıtl] n 1.) skittles[U] a British game in which a player tries to knock down objects shaped like bottles by rolling a ball at them 2.) one of the objects you roll the ball at in the game of skittles …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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