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candlepin

[ kan-dl-pin ]

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.


candlepin

/ ˈkændəlˌpɪn /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of candlepin1

First recorded in 1900–05; candle + pin

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