ninepins

[ nahyn-pinz ]
/ ˈnaɪnˌpɪnz /

noun

(used with a singular verb) tenpins played without the head pin.
ninepin, a pin used in this game.

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Origin of ninepins

1570–80; nine + pins
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British Dictionary definitions for ninepins

ninepins
/ (ˈnaɪnˌpɪnz) /

noun

(functioning as singular) another name for skittlesSee skittle (def. 2)
(singular) one of the pins used in this game
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