pin boy


noun

(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.

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Also called pinsetter.

Origin of pin boy

First recorded in 1890–95
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