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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


  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.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Skittles

    skit′lz, n.pl. a game of ninepins in which a flattened ball or thick rounded disc is thrown to knock down the pins—played in a Skitt′le-all′ey, or -ground. In American Bowls, the game is played with ten pins arranged in the form of a triangle, the missile being rolled along a carefully constructed wooden floor.—v.t. Skitt′le, to knock down.—n Skitt′le-ball, the ball thrown in playing at skittles. [A variant of shittle or shuttle.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of skittles in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of skittles in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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