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n. - A bowling instrument of the type used in playing a certain bowling game or (in England) skittles.

Usage examples (34)
  • Maurice Mair seemed to spin like a teetotum and pitch upon his face like a ninepin.
  • "Yes; like a ninepin, so Fred says," replied Alice.
  • He was there merely as a ninepin to be knocked over.
  • Sir Bryan fired and the bear tumbled over like a ninepin. for more
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