tenpins

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tenpins bowling down an alley at a target of ten wooden pins
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tenpins A game resembling ninepins, but played with ten pins. See Ninepins.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tenpins The game of bowls played with ten pins or men in a long alley. The players strive with three or fewer bowls of the ball to knock down all the pins.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tenpins ten′pinz a game played in a bowling-alley, the aim being to bowl down ten pins set up at the far end.
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Usage

In literature:

Like tenpins they rolled down the stairs.
"The Return of Tarzan" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Down they rolled like tenpins.
"The Underdogs" by Mariano Azuela
They went down like tenpins, fell over each other in heaps.
"The Jacket (The Star-Rover)" by Jack London
Public confidence is suspended, and the smaller fry of merchants are knocked over like tenpins.
"The Story of a Bad Boy" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
The fellow went down like a tenpin and lay still.
"The Cruise of the Dry Dock" by T. S. Stribling
Men in the front wave were going down like tenpins.
"A Yankee in the Trenches" by R. Derby Holmes
It is like employing Jove to turn a spit or to set up tenpins.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 13, No. 79, May, 1864" by Various
This alley was laid on a long board table, and the game played with tenpins and small wooden balls.
"School, Church, and Home Games" by George O. Draper
Dick had let fly the jagged stone, taking him directly in the forehead and keeling him over like a tenpin.
"The Boy Land Boomer" by Ralph Bonehill
He tipped them over like tenpins and ran on.
"Ten From Infinity" by Paul W. Fairman
Indian clubs or tenpins weighing two or three pounds are placed on the club line, there being one pair for each club guard.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
W. H. Field, 234 Ferry St., Easton, Pa., a Holly scroll saw and a set of tenpins for a wall or other tent large enough for four persons.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
Kerk walked into them without slowing and they bounced away like tenpins.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
The fireman mowed down the amazed and scattering forces of Billy Bouncer as if they were rows of tenpins.
"Ralph on the Overland Express" by Allen Chapman
The table caught them like a pair of tenpins and knocked them into the corner.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
I have seen daddy roll a game of tenpins to see who should pay for the alley.
"The Boy Settlers" by Noah Brooks
There were no heathenisms of the cities, no tenpins, no travelling circus, no progressive young men of heretical tendencies.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 88, February, 1865" by Various
When the craving comes back, I'll go down before it like a row of tenpins.
"The Lieutenant-Governor" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
Before he could bring them into use, a gunboat knocked the pieces right and left like so many tenpins.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
A loafer playing at tenpins.
"The Roycroft Dictionary" by Elbert Hubbard
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In news:

The scratch of Joseph Vitello's Tenpins from the $400,000 Kentucky Cup Classic at Turfway Park Sept 14 could lead the Kentucky Racing Commission to revise its four-hour rule, perhaps as soon as Sept 24.
Tenpins to Elite Thoroughbreds.
Tenpins has been relocated to Michele Rodriguez and Lee Daniel Thomas' Elite Thoroughbreds near Folsom, La.
Tenpins , favored in Clark Handicap.
Tenpins Bowls Over Cornhusker Rivals.
Vitello's homebred Tenpins rallied from just off the pace to earn a two-length victory over Bowman's Band in Saturday's $350,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr III).
MICHAEL SCHMIDT of Winnipeg, a two-time world champion in tenpin bowling , will represent Canada and go after a third world title at the 2012 QUBICA/AMF Bowling World Cup beginning Nov 25 in Wroclaw, Poland.
MICHAEL SCHMIDT of Winnipeg, a two-time world champion in tenpin bowling , will represent Canada and.
MICHAEL SCHMIDT of Winnipeg, a two-time world champion in tenpin bowling, will represent Canada and go after a third world title at the 2012 QUBICA/AMF Bowling World Cup beginning Nov 25 in Wroclaw, Poland.
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