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nine·pin

 (nīn′pĭn′)
n.
1. ninepins(used with a sing. or pl. verb) A bowling game in which nine wooden pins are the target.
2. A wooden pin used in the game of ninepins.
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ninepins

(ˈnaɪnˌpɪnz)
n
1. (Bowls & Bowling) (functioning as singular) another name for skittles. See skittle2
2. go down like ninepins (of each of a group of people) to become ill very easily and quickly
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nine•pins

(ˈnaɪnˌpɪnz)

n.
1. (used with a sing. v.) tenpins played without the head pin.
2. ninepin, a pin used in this game.
[1570–80]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ninepins - a bowling game that is played by rolling a bowling ball down a bowling alley at a target of nine wooden pinsninepins - a bowling game that is played by rolling a bowling ball down a bowling alley at a target of nine wooden pins
bowling - a game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of objects with the aim of knocking them over or moving them
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Translations
لُعْبَة الكُرة والتِّسع قناني
kuželky
keglespil
kugli
keiluspil
kėgliai
ķegļu spēle
dokuz kuka oyunu

ninepins

[ˈnaɪnpɪnz] NPL (= game) → juego m de bolos; (= objects) → bolos mpl
to go down like ninepinscaer como bolos en bolera
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ninepins

n (= game)Kegeln nt; to go down like ninepins (fig)wie die Fliegen umfallen (inf)
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ninepins

[ˈnaɪnˌpɪnz] nplbirilli mpl
to go down like ninepins → cadere come birilli
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

ninepins

(ˈnainpinz) noun singular
a form of bowling in which nine bottle-shaped objects are knocked over with a ball. a game of ninepins; Ninepins is a very good game.
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Now the son of two accomplished athletes left his mark on his debut IPL season for Rajasthan Royals, producing two match-winning knocks in nail-biting chases and making a half-century in a game that saw his experienced teammates fall like ninepins.
KARACHI -- The stock market is in the third year of losses as the prices of shares all across the board fall like ninepins. On Wednesday, the meltdown continued with the KSE-Index sinking by 550 points, dragging the index to settle at the end of day's trading at three-year low 36,579 points.
When the party was at its lowest ebb following last year's general election defeat, many activists were worried that seats might fall like ninepins, especially in North Wales.