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- Take off a mark
When counting marks (see counting marks), removing or not adding
a mark because a bowler scored five or less on a spare or double.
Two pins, one behind the other. (barmaid, bicycle, double wood,
When a pin stands on an apparent perfect strike hit. (burner,
- Team captain
Team member responsible for all the members being present, arranging
for substitutes, and determining the team lineup.
- Telephone poles
- The fire's out
Common expression used when a string of strikes comes to an end.
- Thin hit
A pocket hit when the ball barely touches the headpin.
- 300 game
A perfect game consisting of 12 strikes in a row.
- 300 game jinx
It is customary when someone starts a game with a string of strikes
not to mention the possibility of scoring 300, which would 'jinx'
- Three quarter bucket
Three of the four pins of the bucket; three of the 2-4-5-8, 1-2-3-5,
- Three quarters
Spot where bowlers place ball upon delivery, midway between right
corner and center of lane and three-fourths of the width of the
lane from the left corner (vice versa for lefties). A popular
- Throwing rocks
Piling up strikes with a speed ball.
When the 6-pin gently topples the 10-pin from the channel resulting
in a strike; the 6-pin is the 'tickler.'
- Topping the ball
At ball release, fingers go over top of ball instead of behind
or to the side; ball has little power or action at the pins. Caused
by keeping the thumb in the ball too long.
Pin standing on a good hit. (burner, rap, tap)
1) Area most used on lane, creating a path to pins; 2) area on
a bowling ball where it rolls and picks up minute particles.
Three strikes in a row. (turkey)
- Tripped 4
When the 2 pin takes out the 4 by bouncing off the kickback.
A strike in which the pins appear to fall individually.
- Tunnel block
See 'Blended condition.'
Three strikes in a row. (triple)
Motion of the hand and wrist toward pocket area at point of ball
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