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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.
(Bowls & Bowling) (functioning as singular) a type of bowling game, employing a smaller ball than tenpins, in which three balls are allowed to a frame and fallen pins are not removed from the alley
1. (used with a sing. v.) a game like tenpins played with almost cylindrical bowling pins that can be set up on either end.
2. candlepin, a pin used in this game.