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1. A bowling pin that is shorter and squatter than a tenpin.
2. duckpins(used with a sing. verb) A bowling game played with such pins and a small ball.

[From its squat appearance.]


a short bowling pin used in a game of the same name, similar to ten-pin bowling, but the size of the balls thrown and pins is smaller
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Noun1.duckpin - a bowling pin that is short and squat by comparison with a tenpinduckpin - a bowling pin that is short and squat 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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They reopened the duckpin bowling lanes, and soon hipsters and old-timers started coming to knock over pins and drink craft beers.
MANILA, Philippines The D'Friendly Bowlers dominated the recent 42nd PHIDBC (Philippine Duckpin Bowling Council) National Open championships by winning three of four titles at the Marketplace Center in Mandaluyong City.
Gift certificates worth P350,000 and trophies will be at stake in the 42nd National Open duckpin bowling championships slated tomorrow until December 3 at the 6th floor of the The Marketplace Bowling Center along Kalentong St.
Secret passages can be found in the house including those in the hero's bedroom-one of the floorboards lead to a private one-lane, duckpin bowling alley and an adjoining swimming pool.
Further, the bowling industry is also made up of an additional 184 duckpin (i.
The blast occurred at a ''cheburechnaya'' -- a restaurant serving fried pastries -- that also offered duckpin bowling, which uses a ball without holes on a relatively short lane.
A favorite social event for many participants was the Friday night duckpin bowling celebration.
On duckpin bowling, Mayne writes: "I have no idea how people play duckpin bowling.