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candlepin

[kan-dl-pin] /ˈkæn dlˌpɪn/
noun
1.
a bowling pin that is almost cylindrical and can be set up on either end, used in a game resembling tenpins.
2.
candlepins, (used with a singular verb) the game played with such pins.
Origin of candlepin
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05; candle + pin
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British Dictionary definitions for candlepins

candlepins

/ˈkændəlˌpɪnz/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) a type of bowling game, employing a smaller ball than tenpins, in which three balls are allowed to a frame and fallen pins are not removed from the alley

candlepin

/ˈkændəlˌpɪn/
noun
1.
a bowling pin, as used in skittles, tenpin bowling, candlepins, etc
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