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alley
playing surface made of either maple and pine boards, or a synthetic surface
anchor
last player in lineup for team competition
arrow bowling
aiming points embedded in the lanes starting about 15 feet from the foul line
average
the average of bowling scores
baby split
2-7, 3-10, 4-5, 4-5, 7-8, 8-9, 9-10 splits.
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back up ball
a ball a bowler throws which hooks towards the hand which he delivered it. right hander hooks to right.
4 bagger
4 strikes in a row
Barmaid
when one pin is directly behind the other. for example
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Bed posts
the 4-6, 7-10 split.
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big four
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double pinochle
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Blind
score allowed for absent member, usually lower than his average as a penalty.
blow
missed spare
brooklyn
strike when the ball goes to the opposite side it was intended to go.
bucket
2-4-5-8 or 3-5-6-9 spare leaves.
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Cherry
chopping the front pin of spare leave while a pin behind or alongside remains standing.
clean game
a game with spares or strikes in every frame
chop
chopping the front pin of spare leave while a pin behind or alongside remains standing
crossover
a strike when the ball goes to the opposite side it was intended, brooklyn
dead ball
an ineffective ball which fade or deflects badly when it hits the pins; also can be declared at delivery if any variety of factors occur as listed in the ABC rule book.
deuce
200 game or average
double
two consecutive strikes
dutch 200
a 200 game scored by alternating strikes and spares
error
a missed spare
foundation
a ninth frame strike; an early foundation is an eight frame strike.
foul
touching or going beyond the foul line with any body part at delivery
frame
each game is divided into 10 frames, the first nine allow a maximum of two two shots with three shots allowed in the 10 th frame
fence
the 7-10 split
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full hit
a ball striking near the center of the head pin on a strike attempt, or the middle of any pin at which you are aiming
grandma's teeth
a random array of pins left standing
goal posts
the 7-10 split
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graveyard
low scoring lanes
groove
the ball track on the lane; also applies to a bowler who is performing well and has his fundamentals mechanically perfect
gutter ball
a ball which falls into the channel before hitting the pins
handicap
pins awarded to individuals or teams in an attempt to equalize the competition
headpin
the 1 pin
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hight hit
a ball striking near the center of the head pin on a strike attempt, or the middle of any pin at which you are aiming
kingpin
varies in areas, sometimes the head pin (1) otherwise the 5
leave
those pins not knocked down on the first ball
lily
the 5-7-10 split
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locater dots
the dots on the lanes in which you judge ur starting point on
lofting
throwing the ball well out on the lane, not rolling it
mark
this has two meanings, a strike or spare, or the spot on the lane the bowler is using as his/her target
mixer
a ball with action that causes the pins to bounce around
nose hit
when the ball hits flush on the head pin
open frame
a frame that doesn't have a strike or a spare
perfect strike
hitting the head pin in the perfect spot (13th)
picket fence
the 1-2-4-7 or 1-3-6-10 spares
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pocket
solidly between the 1-3 pins for right handers and between the 1-2 for left handers
rap
a single pin that stands after a seemingly perfect shot
scratch
bowling without benefit of handicap or bonus
sleeper
when one pin is directly behind the other, especially two pins such as the 1-5, 2-8, or 3-9.
snake eyes
the 7-10 split
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spare
knocking down all 10 pins with two balls
split
a spare leave in which the head pin is down and the remaining combination of pins have a gap in them, ranging from the 4-5 to the 7-10
spot
a target on lane at which the bowler aims, ranging from a dot, to an arrow, to a dark board
strike
knocking down all 10 pins on the first ball
strike out
finishing a game from any frame with nothing but strikes
string
a number of coninuous strikes
sweeper
a form of pot game competition that usually is conducted in association with another tournament
tap
a single pin stands after a seemingly perfect strike
target
selecting a target on the lane for your ball to hit; some use the dots, some the arrows, some a particular board, and others particular pins
track
area most used on lane, creating a path to pins; or area on a bowling ball where it rolls and picks up minute particles
thin hit
when the first ball barely touches the head pin
trip 4
when the 4 is felled by another pin by a right hander or left hander, respectively, on the first ball
turkey
three consecutive strikes
washout
to leave the 1-2-4-7-10, 1-2-4-10, or 1-2-10;or, 1-3-6-7-10, 1-3-6-7 or 1-3-7 after the first ball