June 23 - June 29, 2008

skittle

n. 

1 a pin used in the game of skittles. 2 (in pl.; usu. treated as sing.) a game played with usu. nine wooden pins set up at the end of an alley to be bowled down usu. with wooden balls or a wooden disc. 

[17th century (also kettle-pins): origin unknown]

Source: The Canadian Oxford Dictionary
 

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