Meaning of candlepin

can•dle•pin

Pronunciation: (kan'dl-pin"), [key]
— n.
  1. a bowling pin that is almost cylindrical and can be set up on either end, used in a game resembling tenpins.
  2. the game played with such pins.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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