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dime store

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noun
  1. five-and-ten(def 1).
  2. Bowling. a split in which the five and ten pins remain standing.
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Origin of dime store

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30
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five-and-ten

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Historical Examples

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

    The Five Arrows

    Allan Chase