Definition of Skittle

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

Exact synonyms: Ninepin, Skittle Pin
Generic synonyms: Bowling Pin, Pin



2. Verb. Play skittles.
Generic synonyms: Bowl

Definition of Skittle

1. a. Pertaining to the game of skittles.

Definition of Skittle

1. Noun. one of the wooden targets used in skittles ¹

2. Verb. To play skittles. ¹

3. Verb. To beat comprehensively. ¹

4. Verb. To use as a recreational drug a certain over-the-counter cough medication that is taken orally and whose tablets are said to resemble Skittles. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Skittle

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

Medical Definition of Skittle

1. Pertaining to the game of skittles. Skittle alley, an alley or court in which the game of skittles is played. Skittle ball, a disk or flattish ball of wood for throwing at the pins in the game of skittles. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skittle

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skits
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skittishnesses
skittle (current term)
skittle-dog
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Literary usage of Skittle

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1. Sporting Magazine (1831)
"In Reason's eye the World's a skittle GROUND, In which Mankind will tottering Pins be found : The howl is Fortune; so, be up who will, I( knocks them down ..."

2. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1883)
"like skittle garden that one sees down by the water's edge. I grieve to say that the bad imitation of a little provincial French café, with its wiry little ..."

3. Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's Mission to China and Japan in the Years by Laurence Oliphant (1859)
"... THE NEW PORTS THE TRANSIT-DUES CLIMATE OF TIENTSIN ABSENCE OF SURVEYS GEOGRAPHY OF THE COUNTRY ABUNDANCE OF ICE—A skittle ALLEY CURIOSITY-HUNTING. ..."

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