candlepin


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can·dle·pin

 (kăn′dl-pĭn′)
n.
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.

candlepin

(ˈkændəlˌpɪn)
n
(Bowls & Bowling) a bowling pin, as used in skittles, tenpin bowling, candlepins, etc
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.candlepin - a bowling pin that is thin by comparison with a tenpin
bowling pin, pin - a club-shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in triangular groups of ten as the target
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