tenpins

[ ten-pinz ]
/ ˈtɛnˌpɪnz /

noun

(used with a singular verb) a form of bowling, played with ten wooden pins at which a ball is bowled to knock them down.
tenpin, a pin used in this game.

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Origin of tenpins

First recorded in 1590–1600; ten + pin + -s3
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tenpins
/ (ˈtɛnˌpɪnz) /

noun

(functioning as singular) a US and Canadian name for tenpin bowling
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