Definition of Kayles

1. n. pl. A game; ninepins.



Definition of Kayles

1. Noun. (uncountable only as plural) (obsolete or dialect) The game of skittles or ninepins, or the set of pins used in the game. ¹

2. Noun. (plural of kayle) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kayles

1. a British game [n]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kayles

kawed
kawing
kawn
kawns
kaws
kayak
kayaked
kayaker
kayakers
kayaking
kayakings
kayaks
kayfabe
kayko
kayle
kayles (current term)
kaylied
kaymak
kaymakam
kaymakams
kayo
kayoed
kayoes
kayoing
kayoings
kayos
kaypoh
kays
kayser
kazaam

Literary usage of Kayles

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Games, Gaming, and Gamesters' Law by Francis Frederick Brandt (1871)
"The arrangement of the pins in the game of kayles was totally different from ... In the game of kayles a club or stick was thrown at the pins instead of a ..."

2. The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England: Including the Rural and by Joseph Strutt (1876)
"The two delineations here copied represent that species of the game called club-kayles, ... This, I make no doubt, was a pastime analogous to kayles and ..."

3. The Homes of Other Days: A History of Domestic Manners and Sentiments in by Thomas Wright (1871)
"The Game of kayles. and kayles. The lad in our cut (No. 176) is not, as at present, bowling at the pins, but throwing with a ..."

4. Brand's Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Faiths and Folklore; a by John Brand (1905)
"kayles.—From the French quilles. The original nine-pins. In France, during the middle ... 236, •where an illustration of club-kayles may be seen. Caper. ..."

5. A Volume of Court Leet Records of the Manor of Manchester in the Sixteenth by Manchester (England). Court-leet (1864)
"... seems to have been the same as kayles, or at least exceedingly like it. It was played with pins thrown at with a bowl instead of a ..."

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