Definition of Tenpin

1. Noun. One of the bottle-shaped pins used in bowling.

Generic synonyms: Bowling Pin, Pin



Definition of Tenpin

1. Noun. Any of the bottle-shaped targets used in tenpin bowling. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tenpin

1. a bowling pin [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tenpin

tenotome
tenotomes
tenotomies
tenotomy
tenour
tenours
tenous
tenoxicam
tenpence
tenpences
tenpenny
tenpenny nail
tenpercenteries
tenpercentery
tenpin (current term)
tenpin bowling
tenpins
tenpounder
tenpounders
tenrec
tenrecs
tens
tensal
tenscore
tense
tense part of the tympanic membrane
tense pulse
tense system
tense up

Literary usage of Tenpin

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1. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1914)
"Webster also defined "tenpin alley" and "bowling alley" as in effect synonymous. An indictment charging in the same count a violation of the occupation law, ..."

2. Annals of Iowa by Samuel Storrs Howe, Theodore Sutton Parvin, Frederick Lloyd, Sanford W. Huff, State Historical Society of Iowa, Charles Aldrich, Edgar Rubey Harlan, Iowa Historical Dept (1839)
"... whieh had been built and used for a tenpin alley, in whieh I think I spent the greater part of my first year in Keokuk, not rolling tenpins, ..."

3. Bulletin of the Department of Labor by United States Dept. of Labor (1896)
"The restaurants all have gardens and some have tenpin alleys. One, at Bredeney, has lodgings for transient guests. The restaurant in the central building is ..."

4. Acts Passed by the General Assembly of Georgia by Georgia (1904)
"Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That tne city council shall have full power and authority to license bil- liard tables and tenpin-alleys, ..."

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