ninepins ninepins

Definition(s):

  • (n) a bowling game that is played by rolling a bowling ball down a bowling alley at a target of nine wooden pins

Usage(s):

  1. In his first few weeks in office they toppled about him like ninepins.
  2. But in the middle of the scrap a tall, lanky young man with large, heavy fists began to use them with such good effect that the Republicans went down before him like ninepins.
  3. The explosions toppled dancers like ninepins; 22 lay groaning and bloody on the bare earth.

News

  1. Freestyle-Howell nails gold with brilliant opening salvo

    By Nick Mulvenney ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) - Canadian teenager Dara Howell nailed her opening run as her rivals fell like ninepins on the Rosa Khutor snow to win the first Olympic gold medal in women's freestyle skiing slopestyle at the Sochi Games on Tuesday. It is so surreal and I am so happy to win a gold medal for Canada. "This is the best moment in my entire life." Devin Logan of the ...
    on February 11, 2014     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Howell nails gold with brilliant opening salvo

    By Nick Mulvenney ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) - Canadian teenager Dara Howell nailed her opening run as her rivals fell like ninepins on the Rosa Khutor snow to win the first Olympic gold medal in women's freestyle skiing slopestyle at the Sochi Games on Tuesday. It is so surreal and I am so happy to win a gold medal for Canada. "This is the best moment in my entire life." Devin Logan of the ...
    on February 11, 2014     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Olympics-Freestyle-Howell nails gold with brilliant opening salvo

    (Adds quotes, details) * Howell wins first slopestyle gold * Plenty of fallers on slushy course By Nick Mulvenney ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Canadian teenager Dara Howell nailed her opening run as her rivals fell like ninepins on the Rosa Khutor snow to win the first Olympic gold medal in women's freestyle skiing slopestyle at the Sochi Games on Tuesday. It is so surreal and I am so ...
    on February 11, 2014     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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