ten-strike
noun Date: 1840 1. a strike in tenpins 2. a highly successful stroke or achievement

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  • Ten-strike — n. 1. (Tenpins) A knocking down of all ten pins at one delivery of the ball. [U. S.] [1913 Webster] 2. Any quick, decisive stroke or act. [Colloq. U. S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ten-strike — ☆ ten strike [ten′strīk΄ ] n. 1. Bowling STRIKE 2. Informal any entirely successful action …   English World dictionary

  • ten-strike — noun a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball he finished with three strikes in the tenth frame • Syn: ↑strike • Hypernyms: ↑score * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a strike in tenpins …   Useful english dictionary

  • ten-strike — /ten struyk /, n. 1. Tenpins. a strike. 2. Informal. any stroke or act that is completely successful. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • ten-strike — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Informal. A dazzling, often sudden instance of success: hit, sleeper. Informal: smash, smash hit, wow. Slang: boff, boffo, boffola. See THRIVE …   English dictionary for students

  • Strike — Strike, n. 1. The act of striking. [1913 Webster] 2. An instrument with a straight edge for leveling a measure of grain, salt, and the like, scraping off what is above the level of the top; a strickle. [1913 Webster] 3. A bushel; four pecks.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strike block — Strike Strike, n. 1. The act of striking. [1913 Webster] 2. An instrument with a straight edge for leveling a measure of grain, salt, and the like, scraping off what is above the level of the top; a strickle. [1913 Webster] 3. A bushel; four… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strike of flax — Strike Strike, n. 1. The act of striking. [1913 Webster] 2. An instrument with a straight edge for leveling a measure of grain, salt, and the like, scraping off what is above the level of the top; a strickle. [1913 Webster] 3. A bushel; four… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strike of sugar — Strike Strike, n. 1. The act of striking. [1913 Webster] 2. An instrument with a straight edge for leveling a measure of grain, salt, and the like, scraping off what is above the level of the top; a strickle. [1913 Webster] 3. A bushel; four… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ten Broeck — Thoroughbred racehorse infobox horsename = Ten Broeck caption = sire = Phaeton grandsire = King Tom dam = Fanny Holton damsire = Lexington sex = Stallion foaled = 1872 country = United States flagicon|USA colour = Bay breeder = Frank B. Harper… …   Wikipedia

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