[ duhk-pin ]
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  1. Bowling. a short pin of relatively large diameter, used in a game resembling tenpins, and bowled at with small balls.

  2. duckpins, (used with a singular verb) the game played with such pins.

Origin of duckpin

First recorded in 1905–10; so called from the pin's resemblance to the shape of a duck

Words Nearby duckpin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023