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can you please what's the BE word for 'a bottle-shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in triangular groups of ten as the target'?
Is it 'bowling pin'?
I think so too, though some may object to our answering this one. :O
Thanks for your prompt reply.
I found 'bowling pin' used in American English, and a colleague of mine argued that the word is not used in British English as well (where they have 'skittle')
No offence meant, but are you sure that 'bowling pin' is used in BE as well? (I couldn't find it BE online dictionaries either )
The thing may be that we've got tenpin bowling in the UK and bowling in the US. In this game, you aim to hit ten pins. In skittles, it's just nine pins (or rather skittles). I don't know if skittles is played anywhere else than in England.