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ninepins

[nahyn-pinz] /ˈnaɪnˌpɪnz/
noun
1.
(used with a singular verb) tenpins played without the head pin.
2.
ninepin, a pin used in this game.
Origin of ninepins
1570-1580
1570-80; nine + pins
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British Dictionary definitions for ninepins

ninepins

/ˈnaɪnˌpɪnz/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) another name for skittles See skittle (sense 2)
2.
(sing) one of the pins used in this game
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Word Origin and History for ninepins
n.

1570s, from nine + pin (n.). From the number of pins to be knocked down.

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