ninepins

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a bowling game that is played by rolling a bowling ball down a bowling alley at a target of nine wooden pins

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They didn't take effect for two hours - then my team started going down like ninepins.
And the fact that players were going down like ninepins, it was such a stop-start game with so many people going down injured.