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1. A slender bowling pin used in a variation of the game of tenpins.
2. also candlepins(used with a sing. verb) A bowling game using slender pins and a ball smaller than that used in tenpins.
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(Bowls & Bowling) a bowling pin, as used in skittles, tenpin bowling, candlepins, etc
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|Noun||1.||candlepin - a bowling pin that is thin by comparison with a tenpin|
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