Definition of skittle in English:
1 (skittles) [treated as singular] A game played, chiefly in Britain, with wooden pins, typically nine in number, set up at the end of an alley to be bowled down with a wooden ball or disk.
- Then on Wednesday at 9.30PM the name of the game is adult skittles and week ends as per usual with Whist on Thursday at 9pm.
- The skittles set (the English equivalent to 10-pin bowling) comprised six plastic bowling pins and two plastic balls.
- Alex was a real livewire and had loads of energy and many a happy time we had playing football and skittles.
2A pin used in the game of skittles.
- This float looks like a miniature skittle seen in a bowling lane.
- The ball hit him square in the forehead and he fell like a skittle.
- The table featured a croquet-like hoop at one end called the ‘Port’ and an upright skittle at the other called the ‘King’.
Definition of skittle in:
- British & World English dictionary
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