Examples from the Web for tenpins
He relentlessly cut them down one after another like tenpins.Dave Dawson at Truk|Robert Sydney Bowen
This game resembles Battle Ball in that it consists in trying to overturn Indian clubs or tenpins set up in the opponents' court.
At the rear of each ground a row of Indian clubs or tenpins is set up, there being the same number of pins as players.
Briefly stated, it consists in trying to dislodge Indian clubs or tenpins placed at the rear of the enemies' territory.
Yet the spears from above mowed down the climbing savages like tenpins, while their weapons did little or no damage.Nedra|George Barr McCutcheon