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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ninepins, skittles(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. skittles(Noun)

    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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skittles(verb)

    an English game resembling ninepins, but played by throwing wooden disks, instead of rolling balls, at the pins

  2. Origin: [Of Scand. origin. 159. See Shoot, v. t., and cf. Shuttle, Skit, v. t.]

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  1. Skittles

    Skittles is an old European lawn game, a variety of bowling from which ten-pin bowling, duckpin bowling, candlepin bowling, and five-pin bowling are descended. In regions of the United Kingdom the game remains a popular indoor pub game. A continental version is popular in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Other varieties of bowling are more popular in Australia, but the similar game of kegel, based on German nine-pin bowling, is popular in some areas. In Catalonia, bitlles, a local version of this game was formerly popular.


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