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skittles (n.)

game played with nine pins, 1630s, plural of skittle, the word for the pins used in the game, probably from a Scandinavian source (compare Danish and Norwegian skyttel "shuttle, child's toy"). But OED says there is no evidence of a connection.

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Definitions of skittles

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