[ duhk-pin ]
/ ˈdʌkˌpɪn /


Bowling. a short pin of relatively large diameter, used in a game resembling tenpins, and bowled at with small balls.
duckpins, (used with a singular verb) the game played with such pins.

Nearby words

  1. duckfoot quote,
  2. duckfooted,
  3. duckie,
  4. ducking stool,
  5. duckling,
  6. ducks,
  7. ducks and drakes,
  8. ducktail,
  9. duckweed,
  10. duckwheat

Origin of duckpin

First recorded in 1905–10; so called from the pin's resemblance to the shape of a duck Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019