noun Chiefly British.
Origin of skittle
Examples from the Web for skittles
When a deal is about to close at work, is there always a bag of Skittles within reach?
And when I passed the refreshment stand on the way out of the theater, I could not help but think of Skittles.Hollywood, Shootings, and ‘2 Guns’: When Is Stylized Violence Obscene?|Michael Daly|July 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Martin had just taken a trip to a convenience store for a bag of Skittles candy and a can of drink.Zimmerman Trial Gets Punked—and ‘Stand Your Ground’ Takes Center Stage|Jacqui Goddard|July 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the evening, he left to walk less than a mile to the 7-Eleven to get a can of soda and a bag of Skittles for Chad.
Skittles fly up behind him, a reminder of the reason Martin went to the store that night.
There is even epicurean asceticism, which asserts that beer and skittles are alone satisfying.Twelve Types|G.K. Chesterton
But it is not to be concluded that it is all beer and skittles for Eve.Mobilizing Woman-Power|Harriot Stanton Blatch
The President says, "he doesn't know anything about that," and looks a little surprised, as if I had proposed a game of skittles.
I rammed in, windmillin' all round and knocking 'em down like skittles.Tales of Chinatown|Sax Rohmer
The costermongers boast of their skill in pugilism as well as at skittles.
British Dictionary definitions for skittles
Word Origin for skittle
Word Origin and History for skittles
game played with nine pins, 1630s, plural of skittle, the word for the pins used in the game, probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish and Norwegian skyttel "shuttle, child's toy"). But OED says there is no evidence of a connection.