Definition of tenpin in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtɛnpɪn/


1A skittle used in tenpin bowling.
Example sentences
  • Tenpin pinsetting equipment is more expensive and labor intensive than a 5 pin string machine.
  • I steamed towards my tenpins like a rocket.
  • It's hard to see 20 wickets falling like tenpins.
1.1 (tenpins) [treated as singular] North American Tenpin bowling.
Example sentences
  • Canada setting up its own bowling association can only help the sport of tenpins.
  • He fooled around with plenty of other sports before settling on tenpins as his livelihood.
  • Five pins was the only game in town until tenpins came along.
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