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n. Sports
The foremost pin in an arrangement of bowling pins. Also called kingpin.
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(Bowls & Bowling) tenpin bowling another word for kingpin
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the pin standing nearest to the bowler when set up, at the front of the triangle; the number 1 pin.
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Noun1.headpin - the front bowling pin in the triangular arrangement of ten pins
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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