pinsetter

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pin·set·ter

 (pĭn′sĕt′ər)
n.
An employee or a mechanical apparatus that sets up pins in a bowling alley.

pinsetter

(ˈpɪnˌsɛtə) or

pinspotter

n
1. (Bowls & Bowling) a machine in a bowling alley that sets the pins into their correct positions
2. (Bowls & Bowling) a person in a bowling alley who sets the pins into their correct positions

pin•set•ter

(ˈpɪnˌsɛt ər)

n.
a person or mechanical apparatus in a bowling alley that places the pins in position.
[1915–20]
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The invention of the automatic bowling pin setter put tens of thousands of pinsetters out of work after World War II.
The candlepin pinsetters, which were original equipment from the 1950s, were taken apart and rebuilt, the interior of the facility was gutted and refinished in bright modern colors, a state-of-the-art automatic scoring system with automatic bumpers for the kids is nearly finished, the arcade was redesigned and the outside of the building received a facelift with a new entry, new signs and a bright paint job.
But if parents ask nicely, they can also get their kids a tour of a movie theater projection room, the pinsetters at a bowling alley, or other places kids are curious about.
The physical facility category deals with the context of league participation primarily in responses concerned with the equipment and in this case, the lanes, pinsetters, lane conditions, and approaches.
Before automated pinsetters usurped their jobs, they sat on a perch at the end of the alley and then swooped down to replace any pins that had been knocked over.
The equipment cost more than $1 million, including installing the lanes, pinsetters, furnishings, gutter sets, scoring system, ball returns and lifts, in addition to purchasing balls and shoes.
L/LT has not redeemed that specific promise -- it has published fine accounts of militancy by pinsetters in bowling alleys and of women workers and softball -- but it has treated workers' culture as fully as any journal.
After several ownership changes over the years, the Therrien family took over the enterprise in 1954, and in the following year installed automatic pinsetters for all 10 alleys.
But if parents ask nicely, they can also get their kids a tour of a movie theatre projection room, the pinsetters at a bowling alley, or other places kids are curious about.
But if parents ask nicely, they might also be able to get their kids a tour of a movie theater projection room, the pinsetters at a bowling alley, or other places kids are curious about.
If parents ask nicely, they may also get their kids a tour of a movie theater projection room, the pinsetters at a bowling alley, or other places young people are curious about.
Partially offsetting these gains was a 24 percent drop in sales of bowling lanes, pinsetters and other bowling equipment primarily in Asia compared with the year-ago quarter.