What does the word ninepins mean?

Usage examples for ninepins

  1. The voices were still raised one above another, all eager to establish some important observation about ninepins, or marbles, or tops, or bows and arrows, when suddenly music was heard and the crowd was silenced. – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth
  2. At the entrance to the hollow Rip paused again, for before him was a group of little men playing ninepins. – The Strange Story Book by Mrs. Andrew Lang