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An employee or a mechanical apparatus that sets up pins in a bowling alley.
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(ˈpɪnˌsɛtə) or


1. (Bowls & Bowling) a machine in a bowling alley that sets the pins into their correct positions
2. (Bowls & Bowling) a person in a bowling alley who sets the pins into their correct positions
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(ˈpɪnˌsɛt ər)

a person or mechanical apparatus in a bowling alley that places the pins in position.
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The innovation in the bowling lane panels, such as automatic pinsetter is expected to act as a rapid growth factor in the bowling lane panels market.
A bowling alley pinsetter would be posted at the end of the alley and would manually pick up all the pins and rearrange them every turn.
began marketing automatic Pinsetter machines, eliminating the need for pinboys and causing bowling to rocket in popularity, making the 1950s the Decade of the Bowler.
The improved model A-2 pinsetter was introduced in November 1962.
When the modern business of bowling began in the late 1950s and early 1960s (with the introduction of the fully automatic pinsetter), the number of bowling facilities more than doubled, with billions of dollars in capital investments (Verfurth, 2012).
And though we've heard with fascination about the jobs of yesteryear like the pinsetter (the man who sets the bowling pins up after they've been bowled down), we are rather enthralled with the thought that many of the jobs that are being carried out now are either on their way out or are already irrelevant.
Half the bowling alley has converted to an automatic pinsetter; adding a note of man-vs.-machine competition.
Last October, Brunswick announced it would slash 750 jobs, move work to lower-cost Mexico, and close or sell some overseas assets, including a bowling pinsetter plant in China and 15 bowling centers in Asia, Brazil, and Europe.
I have never touched a bowling ball in my life, except as a teenage pinsetter. Sorry, but I just don't see any point in rolling a ball with the object of knocking down 10 pieces of wood (or maybe they're plastic or fiberglass now for all I know or care.)
Visitors can marvel at a working 1890s Corliss Valve Steam Engine, a Brunswick bowling alley and automatic pinsetter, machine shop equipment from the 1900s, and the local favorite "Made in Michigan" exhibit.
He also worked at Couture's Bowling Alley as a pinsetter and at Labonte's Liquors over the years.
Truancy officer may have joined buggy driver, lamplighter and bowling pinsetter as largely vanished career fields, but truancy is still a problem catching law enforcement's attention.