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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.

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.

Chop
A definition of a chop in bowling.

Bucket
A definition of a bucket 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Strike Out
A definition of striking out in bowling.

Strike
A definition of a strike in bowling.

Strike Split
A definition of a strike split 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.

Turkey
A definition of a turkey in bowling.

Virgin Oil
A definition of virgin oil in bowling.

Washout
A definition of a washout in bowling.

Yahtzee
A definition of a Yahtzee 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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