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skittle

noun uk   /ˈskɪt.l̩/ us    /ˈskɪt̬-/
skittles [U] a game played especially in Britain in which players roll a ball at objects shaped like bottles to try to knock them down and score pointsBowls, bowling and croquet [C] one of a set of objects shaped like bottles that are knocked down with a ball as part of a gameBowls, bowling and croquet
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