dime store


noun

Bowling. a split in which the five and ten pins remain standing.

Origin of dime store

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30
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Examples from the Web for dime store

  • He ran the slim beam of the dime-store flashlight over the shelves.

    The Five Arrows|Allan Chase