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Bowling Glossary

Learn the vernacular of bowlers everywhere, from the obvious to the obscure.

300
A definition of a 300 in bowling.

All the Way
A definition of all the way in bowling.

Anchor
A definition of an anchor in bowling.

Approach
A definition of an approach in bowling.

Arrows
A definition of arrows in bowling.

Arsenal
A definition of an arsenal in bowling.

Average
A definition of a bowling average.

Baby Split
A definition of a baby split in bowling.

Baby Split with Company
A definition of a baby split in bowling.

Back Rest
A definition of a back rest in bowling.

Backup Ball
A definition of a backup ball.

Ball Return
A definition of a ball return.

Bedposts
A definition of bedposts in bowling.

Beer Frame
A definition of a beer frame in bowling.

Big Four
A definition of the Big Four split.

Blind Score
A definition of a blind score in bowling.

Block
A definition of a block in bowling.

Blow
A definition of a blow in bowling.

Bucket
A definition of a bucket in bowling.

Board
A definition of a board in bowling.

Brat
A definition of a brat in bowling.

Bratburger
A definition of a bratburger in bowling.

Break Point
A definition of a break point in bowling.

Brooklyn
A definition of a Brooklyn in bowling.

Channel
The definition of a channel in bowling.

Chop
A definition of a chop in bowling.

Christmas Tree
A definition of a Christmas tree in bowling.

Clean Game
A definition of a clean game in bowling.

Cover Stock
A definition of a bowling ball's cover stock.

Count
A definition of count in bowling.

Dead Wood
A definition of dead wood in bowling.

Deuce
A definition of a deuce in bowling.

Do Work
Investigating the meaning of "do work" in bowling.

Double
A definition of a double in bowling.

Double Wood
A definition of double wood in bowling.

Dutch 200
A definition of a Dutch 200 game.

Entry Angle
A definition of an entry angle.

Fade
A definition of a fade in bowling.

Fast Eight
The definition of fast eight in bowling.

Fill Ball
A definition of a fill ball in bowling.

Flat Gutters
The definition of flat gutters in bowling.

Flush
A definition of flush in bowling.

Foul
A definition of a bowling foul.

Foundate
A definition of foundate.

Foundation Frame
A definition of a foundation frame.

Frame
A definition of a bowling frame.

Full Roller
The definition of a full roller in bowling.

Garbage
A definition of garbage in bowling.

Gordie Howe
A definition of a Gordie Howe in bowling.

Greek Church
A definition of a Greek Church in bowling.

Gutter
A definition of a gutter in bowling.

Gutter Cap
Defining a gutter cap in bowling.

Half Ten
A definition of a Half Ten in bowling.

Ham-Turkey Dinner
A definition of a ham-turkey dinner in bowling.

Hambone
A definition of a hambone in bowling.

Handicap
A definition of a bowling handicap.

Head Pin
A definition of the head pin.

High Flush
A definition of high flush in bowling.

Hooks Tenth
A definition of a Hooks Tenth in bowling.

House
A definition of a house in bowling.

I Can't Buy a Strike
The definition of "I can't buy a strike" in bowling.

Jacob
A definition of a Jacob in bowling.

Jim J. Bullock
A definition of a Jim J. Bullock in bowling.

Kindling
A definition of kindling in bowling.

Layout
A definition of a layout in bowling.

LBP
A definition of an LBP in bowling.

Leave
A definition of a leave in bowling.

Loft
The definition of loft in bowling.

Logs
A definition of logs in bowling.

Makeable Split
The definition of a makeable split in bowling.

Mark
Definitions of marks in bowling.

Messenger
A definition of a messenger in bowling.

No Tap
Defining "no tap" in bowling.

Off the Left
A definition of off the left in bowling.

Off the Sheet
A definition of taking it off the sheet in bowling.

Oil Spill
A definition of an oil spill in bowling.

One Day From Retirement
A definition of one day from retirement.

Out of Bounds
A definition of out of bounds in bowling.

Out of the Wood
Defining out of the wood in bowling.

Out the Window
The definition of throwing it out the window in bowling.

Over the Line!
Defining "Over the line!" in bowling.

Par
A definition of par in bowling.

Patch
A definition of a patch in bowling.

Pick
A definition of a pick in bowling.

Picket Fence
A definition of a picket fence in bowling.

Pie
A definition of pie in bowling.

Pin Count
A definition of a pin count in bowling.

Pit
A definition of a pit in bowling.

Pocket
A definition of the pocket in bowling.

Pocket 7-10
A definition of a pocket 7-10 in bowling.

Position Round
A definition of position round in bowling.

Post-Bowl
A definition of post-bowling.

Pot Chop
A definition of chopping a pot in bowling.

Pre-Bowl
A definition of pre-bowling.

Punch Out
The definition of a punch out in bowling.

Pull

Pushaway

Re-Rack
A definition of a re-rack in bowling.

Revolutions
A definition of revolutions in bowling.

Ringing Ten Pin
A definition of a ringing ten pin.

Rolloff
A definition of a rolloff in bowling.

Sandbagging
A definition of sandbagging in bowling.

Scratch
A definition of scratch in bowling.

Sidewall
A definition of a sidewall in bowling.

Six Pack

Series
A definition of a bowling series.

Single
A definition of a single in bowling.

Spare
A definition of a spare in bowling.

Split
A definition of a split in bowling.

Sprike
A definition of a sprike in bowling.

String
Defining a string of strikes in bowling.

Strike Out
A definition of striking out in bowling.

Strike
A definition of a strike in bowling.

Sweeper
Defining a sweeper in bowling.

Strike Split
A definition of a strike split in bowling.

Tandem
Defining a tandem in bowling.

Tap
A definition of a tap in bowling.

Third Shifter
A definition of a third shifter in bowling.

Throwing Rocks
A definition of throwing rocks in bowling.

Track
A definition of a track in bowling.

Tripped 4
A definition of a tripped 4 in bowling.

Tumbler
The definition of a tumbler in bowling.

Turkey
A definition of a turkey in bowling.

Virgin Oil
A definition of virgin oil in bowling.

Walled Up
Defining walled-up lane conditions in bowling.

Washout
A definition of a washout in bowling.

Whack Them
Defining the phrase "whack them" in bowling.

Yahtzee
A definition of a Yahtzee in bowling.

Yank
Defining a yank in bowling.

Yeast
A definition of a yeast in bowling.

You Know, It Does
A definition of "You know, it does" in bowling.

_____ 10
A definition of a _____ 10 in bowling.

On the Number
A definition of qualifying on the number in bowling.

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