duckpin
noun Date: circa 1911 1. a small bowling pin shorter than a tenpin but proportionately wider at mid-diameter 2. plural but singular in construction a bowling game using duckpins

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • duckpin — adj. Duckpin is used with these nouns: ↑bowling …   Collocations dictionary

  • duckpin — /duk pin /, n. 1. Bowling. a short pin of relatively large diameter, used in a game resembling tenpins, and bowled at with small balls. 2. duckpins, (used with a sing. v.) the game played with such pins. [1905 10; so called from the pin s… …   Universalium

  • duckpin — noun A short, squat form of a tenpin …   Wiktionary

  • duckpin — n. piece used in the game of duckpins …   English contemporary dictionary

  • duckpin — noun US a short, squat bowling pin …   English new terms dictionary

  • duckpin — noun a bowling pin that is short and squat by comparison with a tenpin • Hypernyms: ↑bowling pin, ↑pin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Duckpin bowling — Duckpins are shorter and squatter than the pins used in 10 pin bowling. Duckpin bowling is a variation of 10 pin bowling. The balls used in duckpin bowling are 4 3/4 in (12 cm) to 5 in (12.7 cm) in diameter (which is slightly larger than a… …   Wikipedia

  • Pinsetter — In bowling, a pinsetter, or pinspotter, was originally a person who would manually reset bowling pins in their correct position, clear fallen pins, and return bowling balls to the players. Probably due to the nature of the work (low paid, often… …   Wikipedia

  • Maxine Allen — (died 1995) was an American bowler specializing in duckpin bowling, although when duckpin lanes began disappearing in the 1960s she switched to in ten pins. Born in West Virginia, Allen attended the Woman s College of the University of North… …   Wikipedia

  • Bowling — For other uses, see Bowling (disambiguation). A ten pin bowler releases the ball. Bowling (1375–1425; late Middle English bowle, variant of boule < Middle French < Latin bulla bubble, knob; compare boil1 , bola +ing)[1][2 …   Wikipedia

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