bowling pin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bowling pin a club-shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in triangular groups of ten as the target
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Usage

In literature:

The old buffer will come maudling once more, and we'll bowl him off his pins!
"Denzil Quarrier" by George Gissing
Stripped to the waistbands, we fought like skinned tigers, and bowled down the Turkish frigates like nine-pins.
"White Jacket" by Herman Melville
Bowling or ten-pins is a favourite winter amusement of both sexes, and occupies a far more exalted position than the English skittles.
"The Land of Contrasts" by James Fullarton Muirhead
Tubbs stood him up, and knocked him down again and again, like a man practising on a single pin in a bowling alley.
"The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales" by Francis A. Durivage
Mrs. Edwards began pinning the linen towel carefully over the bowl.
"Jerome, A Poor Man" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
He learned it was setting up ten pins in a bowling alley.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
No wonder you upset him, completely bowled him over off his theological pins.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
I believe you're capable of falling backward, and bowling me over like a ten-pin.
"The Girl in the Mirror" by Elizabeth Garver Jordan
Give someone a bowl of water and ask them to lay a pin on the surface of the water and leave it there.
"Water Wizardry" by Arthur Ainslie
They're only ten-pins, to be set up in regular order by one man and bowled over by another.
"Recollections of a Varied Life" by George Cary Eggleston
The first man it hit was bowled over like a nine-pin, the man uttering a choking yell as he went down.
"The Iron Boys on the Ore Boats" by James R. Mears
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In news:

SEVIERVILLE — Farragut's human " Bowling Ball ," long since retired from practice squad pin crushing, found some purple pins to knock down Friday night.
Forty couples bowled in the 9-pin bowling tournament.
A bowling pin signed by all four members of Coldplay at 10pin Bowling Lounge August 9, 2012.
Red Pin Bowling at Albany Bowl.
The squat beakless penguin, about half as tall as the original bowling pin-sized Malfi, stares straight ahead.
Thurston's owner tries to pin down location of 150 bowling balls.
Eric Fletcher is being held at the Lee County Jail without bond for his alleged involvement in a violent ambush at Pin Street Bowling on Fowler Street.
Finding an old-school place to knock down several drinks and a few pins ain't as easy as you'd think in the city that, thanks to The Big Lebowski, is famed for dive-bar bowling.
Watch Brum trying to knock down some pins at the bowling alley .
When The Lanes bowling alley burned down last week, more than just bowling shoes and pins were destroyed.
This Friday, McHenry Bowl in Modesto will host its annual Senior No-Tap Turkey Shoot, where bowlers can win a turkey by knocking down a colored head pin with a strike.
An Afghan man bowls at Strikers ten pin bowling alley in Kabul.
Jon Scott, a member of the Huntington North High School boys' varsity bowling team, has pins in his sights as he sends a ball down the lane in the team's match against visiting Jay County at Oak Lanes, in Huntington, on Saturday, Dec 8.
The rumble of hefty balls careening down a hardwood lane toward a collision with rows of wooden pins makes a distinctive sound, unmistakable to those who bowl regularly.
No striking out at Max Bowl's Pin & Tonic.
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