Candlepin definition

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A slender bowling pin used in a variation of the game of tenpins.
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A bowling game using slender pins and a ball smaller than that used in tenpins.
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Any of the ten nearly cylindrical pins used with a small ball in a game like bowling.
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This game.
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(bowling) A kind of cylindrical tenpin used in a North American regional form of bowling.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
candlepin
Plural:
candlepins

Origin of candlepin

  • candle +‎ pin, from its shape.

    From Wiktionary