headpin
headpin head"pin` (Bowling) n. The front pin in the triangular arrangement of ten pins.

Syn: kingpin. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • headpin — [hed′pin΄] n. the pin at the front of a triangle of bowling pins …   English World dictionary

  • headpin — noun Date: 1927 a bowling pin that stands foremost in the arrangement of pins …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • headpin — /hed pin /, n. Bowling. the pin standing nearest to the bowler when set up, at the head or front of the triangle; the number 1 pin. [1930 35; HEAD + PIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • headpin — noun The kingpin (in ten pin bowling) …   Wiktionary

  • headpin — n. pin which is closest to the player (Bowling) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • headpin — pinhead …   Anagrams dictionary

  • headpin — head•pin [[t]ˈhɛdˌpɪn[/t]] n. spo the pin standing nearest to the bowler when set up, at the front of the triangle; the number 1 pin • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • headpin — /ˈhɛdpɪn/ (say hedpin) noun 1. Tenpin Bowling the number one pin situated at the apex of the tenpin triangle. 2. → kingpin …   Australian English dictionary

  • headpin — noun the front bowling pin in the triangular arrangement of ten pins • Syn: ↑kingpin • Hypernyms: ↑bowling pin, ↑pin * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a bowling pin that stands foremost in the arrangement of pins called also …   Useful english dictionary

  • headpin bowling — noun : bowling in which a bowler aims directly at the 1 3 pocket when attempting to make a strike compare spot bowling …   Useful english dictionary

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