headpin

[ hed-pin ]
/ ˈhɛdˌpɪn /

noun Bowling.

the pin standing nearest to the bowler when set up, at the head or front of the triangle; the number 1 pin.

Origin of headpin

First recorded in 1930–35; head + pin
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British Dictionary definitions for headpin

headpin

/ (ˈhɛdˌpɪn) /

noun

tenpin bowling another word for kingpin
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