[[t]ˈdʌkˌpɪnz[/t]] n.
1) (used with a sing. v.) a game like tenpins played with a short bowling pin of relatively large diameter
2) duckpin, a pin used in this game
Etymology: 1905–10; from the pin's resemblance to the shape of a duck

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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