pin boy


(formerly) a person stationed in the sunken area of a bowling alley behind the pins who places the pins in the proper positions, removes pins that have been knocked down, and returns balls to the bowlers.

Nearby words

  1. pimple copper,
  2. pimply,
  3. pimpmobile,
  4. pin,
  5. pin back one's ears,
  6. pin cherry,
  7. pin clover,
  8. pin curl,
  9. pin down,
  10. pin joint

Origin of pin boy

First recorded in 1890–95

Also called pinsetter. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019