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skittles Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a bowling game that is played by rolling a bowling ball down a bowling alley at a target of nine wooden pins
    ninepins.
  2. noun a bowling pin of the type used in playing ninepins or (in England) skittles
    skittle; ninepin; skittle pin.
  3. verb play skittles
    skittle.
WordNet

Skit"tles noun plural
Etymology
Of Scand. origin. See Shoot, v. t., and cf. Shuttle, Skit, v. t.
Definitions
  1. An English game resembling ninepins, but played by throwing wooden disks, instead of rolling balls, at the pins.

Webster 1913


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