duck-pin

duckpin

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

Origin:
1905–10; so called from the pin's resemblance to the shape of a duck

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