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skit·tle

 (skĭt′l)
n.
1. skittles(used with a sing. verb) A British form of ninepins, in which a wooden disk or ball is thrown to knock down the pins.
2. One of the pins used in skittles.

[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]

skittle

(ˈskɪtəl)
n
1. (Bowls & Bowling) a wooden or plastic pin, typically widest just above the base
2. (Bowls & Bowling) (plural; functioning as singular) Also called (esp US): ninepins a bowling game in which players knock over as many skittles as possible by rolling a wooden ball at them
3. beer and skittles (often used with a negative) informal an easy time; amusement
[C17: of obscure origin; perhaps related to Swedish, Danish skyttel shuttle]

skit•tle

(ˈskɪt l)

n. Chiefly Brit.
1. skittles, (used with a sing. v.) ninepins in which a wooden ball or disk is used to knock down the pins.
2. one of the pins used in this game.
[1625–35; perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse skutill shuttle, arrow, Dan skyttel shuttle]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skittle - a bowling pin of the type used in playing ninepins or (in England) skittlesskittle - a bowling pin of the type used in playing ninepins or (in England) skittles
bowling pin, pin - a club-shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in triangular groups of ten as the target
Verb1.skittle - play skittles
bowl - engage in the sport of bowling; "My parents like to bowl on Friday nights"
Translations
قَنّينَه
kuželka
kegle
tekebábu
keila
kėglis
ķeglis
kolok
kuka

skittle

[ˈskɪtl]
A. Nbolo m
skittlesel juego de bolos
to play skittlesjugar a los bolos
B. CPD skittle alley Nbolera f

skittle

[ˈskɪtəl]
nquille f
skittles npl (= game) → jeu m de quilles, quilles fplskittle alley npiste f de jeu de quilles, jeu m de quilles

skittle

n (Brit) → Kegel m; to play skittleskegeln; skittle alleyKegelbahn f

skittle

[ˈskɪtl] nbirillo skittles npl (game) → (gioco dei) birilli mpl
to play skittles → giocare a birilli
it isn't all beer and skittles (fam) → non è tutto rose e fiori

skittle

(ˈskitl) noun
a bottle-shaped, usually wooden object used as a target for knocking over in the game of skittles.
ˈskittles noun singular
a game in which the players try to knock down a number of skittles with a ball. a game of skittles; Do you play skittles?; (also adjective) a skittles match.
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