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