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duck·pin

 (dŭk′pĭn′)
n.
1. A bowling pin that is shorter and squatter than a tenpin.
2. duckpins(used with a sing. verb) A bowling game played with such pins and a small ball.

[From its squat appearance.]
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duckpin

(ˈdʌkˌpɪn)
n
a short bowling pin used in a game of the same name, similar to ten-pin bowling, but the size of the balls thrown and pins is smaller
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Noun1.duckpin - a bowling pin that is short and squat by comparison with a tenpinduckpin - a bowling pin that is short and squat by comparison with a tenpin
bowling pin, pin - a club-shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in triangular groups of ten as the target
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