Definition of Ten-strike

1. Noun. A score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball. "He finished with three strikes in the tenth frame"

Exact synonyms: Strike
Generic synonyms: Score

Definition of Ten-strike

1. Noun. A strike; the knocking down of all ten pins with one delivery of the ball ¹

2. Noun. (US informal) Any quick, decisive stroke or act. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ten-strike

ten-gallon hat
ten-gallon hats
ten-key calculator
ten-penny nail
ten-pin bowling
ten-spined stickleback
ten-strike (current term)
ten Horn
ten a penny
ten dollar bill
ten foot pole
ten million
ten o'clock
ten past
ten penny nail
ten percent
ten pound Pom
ten pound tourist

Literary usage of Ten-strike

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1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"ten-strike. One that knocks down all the pins. 1844 The first five balls ... 10. a.1853 Down went the whole triangle of pins ; it was a perfect ten-strike. ..."

2. Lead and Zinc Deposits of Northwestern Illinois by Guy Henry Cox (1914)
"TEN STRIKE AND MERRY WIDOW MINES The Ten Strike and Merry Widow mines, ... The Ten Strike mine is equipped with a 30-ton mill, and the Merry Widow mine with ..."

3. The Abominations of Modern Society by Thomas De Witt Talmage (1874)
"THE FATAL ten-strike. WHILE among my readers are those who havt passed on into the afternoon of life, and the shadows are lengthening, and the sky crimsons ..."

4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1873)
"If the bowler takes all the pins with his first ball, he counts 10; this is called a "ten-strike;"' the frame is again set up for his second ball, when, ..."

5. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"By this arrangement,, when a player gets a ten- strike or spare, ... both as additions to his former ten-strike or spare, and as new counts for himself. ..."

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