Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "tenpin" [tenpin]

  • One of the bottle-shaped pins used in bowling. (noun)
  • See bowling. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tenpin" in a sentence
  • "Dudeism, a quasi-religion based upon the teachings of the film's antihero The Dude, has been the result of its slow-burn success and this event brings its founder Oliver Benjamin to the Idler magazine's west London slacker school for a debate on tenpin bowling, naps and kicking back."
  • "Well, button up your favorite flannel shirt, pull on your skinny jeans, and head out to Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg for local brews, food by Blue Ribbon, live bands and games of tenpin at the only LEED certified bowling alley in the world!"
  • "But while it's not hard to see that Belgian chocolates are also a vital source of sugar and fats, or that tenpin bowling is simply war by other means, Bloom argues that these preferences are the result of what he calls "essentialism"? an awareness of what lies beneath the basic properties of things."