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English definition of “ninepins”


noun [plural]     /ˈnaɪn.pɪnz/ UK
go down/fall like ninepins to fall , break , or be damaged in large numbers : Trees were going down like ninepins in the strong wind .Destroying and demolishingDamaging and spoiling
(Definition of ninepins noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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