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ninepins (n.)

"the game of bowls, played in an alley," 1570s, from nine + plural of pin (n.). From the number of pins to be knocked down. The game also was known as nine-pegs (1670s). Nine-holes(1570s) was a once-popular game in which players roll small balls at 9 holes made in a board or on the ground.

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Definitions of ninepins from WordNet

ninepins (n.)
a bowling game that is played by rolling a bowling ball down a bowling alley at a target of nine wooden pins;
Synonyms: skittles
From wordnet.princeton.edu