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English definition of “ninepins”

ninepins

noun [plural] uk   /ˈnaɪn.pɪnz/ UK us  
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
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