candlepin

[kan-dl-pin]
noun
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 singular verb) the game played with such pins.

Origin:
1900–05; candle + pin

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candlepin (ˈkændəlˌpɪn)
 
n
a bowling pin, as used in skittles, tenpin bowling, candlepins, etc

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