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duckpin Line breaks: duck|pin
Pronunciation: /ˈdʌkpɪn/

Definition of duckpin in English:


1A short, squat bowling pin.
1.1 (duckpins) [treated as singular] A game played with duckpins.
Example sentences
  • It's not just a ten-pin world - you also may have heard of duckpins, rubber-band duckpins, 5-pins, and candlepins.
  • I bowled duckpins a couple of times when I was on the East Coast.
  • No one has ever rolled a 300 in duckpins, but my dad once had a 178.

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