1. [syn: ninepins, skittles]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ninepins \Nine"pins\, n. pl.
A game played with nine pins, or pieces of wood, set on end,
at which a wooden ball is bowled to knock them down; bowling.
Note: In the United States, ten pins are used for this game,
which is therefore often called tenpins.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a bowling game that is played by rolling a bowling ball
down a bowling alley at a target of nine wooden pins [syn: