A club-shaped wooden object; set up in groups as a target; SYN. bowling pin.
skittle / skɪtl̩ /
1. English ninepins played with a wooden disk or ball
2. One of the pins used in skittles
skittles / skɪtl̩z /
Or ninepins; Game in which nine wooden pins, arranged in a diamond-shaped frame at the end of an alley, are knocked down in two rolls from the other end of the alley with a wooden ball. Two or more players can compete. Skittles resembles tenpin bowling.
A smaller version called table skittles is played indoors on a table using a pivoted ball attached to a pole by a chain.An English game resembling ninepins, but played by throwing wooden disks, instead of rolling balls, at the pins.