Definition of Ninepin

1. Noun. A bowling pin of the type used in playing ninepins or (in England) skittles.

Exact synonyms: Skittle, Skittle Pin
Generic synonyms: Bowling Pin, Pin
Derivative terms: Skittle



Definition of Ninepin

1. Noun. The wooden pin used in the game of ninepins; a skittle ¹

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Definition of Ninepin

1. a wooden pin used in a bowling game [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ninepin

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nine thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine
nine times
nine to five
ninebark
ninebarks
ninefold
ninefoldness
nineholes
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nineish
nineness
ninepence
ninepences
ninepenny
ninepin (current term)
ninepin ball
ninepins
niner
nines
ninescore
ninesies
ninesomes
nineteen
nineteen eighteen
nineteen eighty
nineteen eighty-eight
nineteen eighty-five
nineteen eighty-four
nineteen eighty-nine

Literary usage of Ninepin

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1. The Chinese Commercial Guide, Containing Treaties, Tariffs, Regulations by Samuel Wells Williams (1863)
"ninepin Rock, or East ninepin, 222 feet high, lies nearly a mile eastward of the North ninepin, and assumes the appearance that its name indicates only when ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1865)
"On this theory of the origin of the word we must suppose that G. kegel, a ninepin, a cone, is named from its resemblance to an icicle. Knacker. ..."

3. The Paradisus Londinensis: Or Coloured Figures of Plants Cultivated in the ...by Richard Anthony Salisbury, William Hooker by Richard Anthony Salisbury, William Hooker (1807)
"... shaped like a ninepin, one side of the lop rather more prominent where it is thinly pubescent, not melliferous at the base. ..."

4. The China Pilot: Comprising the Coasts of China, Korea, and Manchuria; the by John William King, Great Britain Hydrographic Dept (1861)
"The southern face of the South ninepin is a precipitous cliff, 330 feet high : off its ... The surface of the North ninepin \s nearly of the same elevation, ..."

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