Definitions for skittleˈskɪt l

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

skit•tle*ˈskɪt l(n.)

  1. skittles, (used with a sing. v.) ninepins in which a wooden ball or disk is used to knock down the pins.

    Category: British

  2. one of the pins used in this game.

    Category: British

* Chiefly Brit..

Origin of skittle:

1625–35; perh. < Scand; cf. ON skutill shuttle, arrow, Dan skyttel shuttle

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ninepin, skittle, skittle pin(verb)

    a bowling pin of the type used in playing ninepins or (in England) skittles

  2. skittle(verb)

    play skittles


  1. skittle(Noun)

    one of the wooden targets used in skittles

  2. skittle(Verb)

    To play skittles.

  3. skittle(Verb)

    To beat comprehensively.

  4. skittle(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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skittle(adj)

    pertaining to the game of skittles

Anagrams of skittle

  1. kittles

Translations for skittle

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a bottle-shaped, usually wooden object used as a target for knocking over in the game of skittles.

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