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a long, narrow wooden lane or alley, for the game of tenpins.
a building or enclosed area containing a number of such lanes or alleys.
Historical Examples

The Life of King Edward VII J. Castell Hopkins
A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 12 (of 15) Robert Dodsley
Passages From The American Notebooks, Volume 2 Nathaniel Hawthorne
Phaeton Rogers Rossiter Johnson
A Singular Life Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Phaeton Rogers Rossiter Johnson
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements) Various
Left Half Harmon Ralph Henry Barbour
The Inn at the Red Oak Latta Griswold
When the West Was Young Frederick R. Bechdolt


a long narrow wooden lane down which the ball is rolled in tenpin bowling
a similar lane or alley, usually with raised sides, for playing skittles (ninepins)

a building having several lanes for tenpin bowling


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