Candlepin
Candlepin Can`dle*pin`, n. (Tenpins) (a) A form of bowling pin slender and nearly straight like a candle. (b) The game played with such pins; -- in form {candlepins}, used as a singular. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • candlepin — [kan′dəlpin΄] n. any of the ten nearly cylindrical pins used with a small ball in a game like bowling pl.n. this game …   English World dictionary

  • candlepin — noun Date: 1901 1. a slender bowling pin tapering toward top and bottom 2. plural but singular in construction a bowling game using candlepins and a smaller ball than that used in tenpins …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • candlepin — /kan dl pin /, n. 1. a bowling pin that is almost cylindrical and can be set up on either end, used in a game resembling tenpins. 2. candlepins, (used with a sing. v.) the game played with such pins. [1900 05; CANDLE + PIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • candlepin — n. bowling pin of slender tapering design (used in the game of bowling) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • candlepin — /ˈkændlpɪn/ (say kandlpin) noun 1. a slender, candle shaped pin used in a game similar to tenpin bowling. 2. (plural) a game using such pins …   Australian English dictionary

  • candlepin — noun a bowling pin that is thin by comparison with a tenpin • Hypernyms: ↑bowling pin, ↑pin * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a slender nearly cylindrical bowling pin tapering toward top and bottom 2. candlepins plural but singular in construction …   Useful english dictionary

  • Candlepin bowling — is a variation of bowling that is played primarily in several New England states, and in the Canadian Maritime provinces of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia.History and DifferencesIt was developed in 1880 in Worcester,… …   Wikipedia

  • candlepin bowling — noun a bowling game using slender bowling pins • Syn: ↑candlepins • Hypernyms: ↑bowling …   Useful english dictionary

  • candlepins — Candlepin Can dle*pin , n. (Tenpins) (a) A form of bowling pin slender and nearly straight like a candle. (b) The game played with such pins; in form {candlepins}, used as a singular. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stasia Czernicki — ( mdash;January 171993) [ [http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1 27996136.html Candlepin s Babe Ruth dies at 70 mdash;Stasia Czernicki obituary on NPR s Weekend Edition of] January 231993] was an American professional candlepin bowler widely considered …   Wikipedia

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