noun Date: 1916 an employee or a mechanical device that spots pins in a bowling alley

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  • pinsetter — ☆ pinsetter [pin′spät΄ərpin′set΄ər ] n. 1. PIN BOY 2. a device that automatically sets up and spots bowling pins on the alley: Also pinspotter [pin′spät΄ər] …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • Pinsetter — Kinder, die Pins wiederaufbauen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pinsetter — /pin set euhr/, n. 1. a mechanical apparatus in a bowling alley that places all of the pins into position at one time and removes pins that have been knocked down. 2. See pin boy. [1915 20; PIN + SETTER] * * * …   Universalium

  • pinsetter — noun a) The person that clears fallen pins and resets them in tenpin bowling b) The machine that clears fallen pins and resets them in tenpin bowling …   Wiktionary

  • pinsetter — n. device which clears away fallen bowling pins and resets them after each round …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pinsetter — pin•set•ter [[t]ˈpɪnˌsɛt ər[/t]] n. a person or mechanical apparatus in a bowling alley that places the pins in position • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • pinsetter — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : an employee of a bowling alley who clears away deadwood, sets up pins, and returns balls to players 2. : a mechanical device in a bowling alley for spotting the pins simultaneously * * * /pin set euhr/, n. 1. a mechanical …   Useful english dictionary

  • Five-pin bowling — is a bowling variant which is only played in Canada, where most bowling alleys offer it, either alone or in combination with ten pin bowling. It was devised around 1909 by Thomas F. Ryan in Toronto, Ontario, at his Toronto Bowling Club , in… …   Wikipedia

  • Ten-pin bowling — is a competitive sport in which a player (the “bowler”) rolls a bowling ball down a wooden or synthetic (polyurethane) lane with the objective of scoring points by knocking down as many pins as possible. The convert|41.5|in|cm|0|lk=on|sing=on… …   Wikipedia

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