Definition of Skittles

1. Noun. A bowling game that is played by rolling a bowling ball down a bowling alley at a target of nine wooden pins.

Exact synonyms: Ninepins
Generic synonyms: Bowling



Definition of Skittles

1. n. pl. An English game resembling ninepins, but played by throwing wooden disks, instead of rolling balls, at the pins.

Definition of Skittles

1. Noun. (plural of skittle) ¹

2. Noun. (context: mostly British uncountable) a pub game in which a ball is rolled down a wooden alley in order to knock down as many of the nine skittles as possible ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Skittles

1. skittle [n] - See also: skittle

Medical Definition of Skittles

1. An English game resembling ninepins, but played by throwing wooden disks, instead of rolling balls, at the pins. Origin: Of Scand. Origin. See Shoot, and cf. Shuttle, Skit. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skittles

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skittle-dog
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skittles (current term)
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Literary usage of Skittles

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1. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"All beer and skittles, recent slang signifying that the life and the ... Even the life of an heir to the Russian throne is not all beer and skittles. ..."

2. A Bookman's Budget by Austin Dobson (1917)
"BEER AND skittles ' RLS is usually credited with ' Life is not all Beer and ... They don't mind it; it's a regular holiday to them—all porter and skittles. ..."

3. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1868)
"The skittles are made of hard wood of the shape shewn in fig. 1, and they are placed upon the floor of the shed in the order shewn in fig. 2, a. ..."

4. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"... they rolled over like skittles in a halley, an' when they coot he stretched after 'em as if he were rabbit-runnin'. Saame with cats when he cud get t' ..."

5. Cassell's Complete Book of Sports and Pastimes: Being a Compendium of Out by Cassell & Co, Cassell (London) (1896)
"The numbers covered by the skittles overthrown count towards game. ... ENFIELD skittles. This is a game played on a level board with raised edges. ..."

6. London by Charles Knight (1851)
"Then bowls, which had usurped the place of archery in the popular estimation, saw itself in course of being thrust aside by skittles. ..."

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