nine pin

ninepins

[nahyn-pinz]
noun
1.
(used with a singular verb) tenpins played without the head pin.
2.
ninepin, a pin used in this game.

Origin:
1570–80; nine + pins

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ninepins (ˈnaɪnˌpɪnz)
 
n
1.  (functioning as singular) See skittle another name for skittles
2.  (singular) one of the pins used in this game

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