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Bowling Terms

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Last updated: December 7, 2012
First submittedDecember 7, 2012
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To touch or go beyond the line in delivering the ball
Foul
Four strikes in a row
Albatross
A ball that drops into either gutter, without striking the pins
Gutter ball
All pins knocked down after rolling the second ball
Spare
A frame in which at least one pin remains standing after rolling both balls in the frame
Open frame
Obtaining a strike or a spare
Mark
Synonym for bowler, derived from a German word
Kegler
A bowling alley
lane
Space between the head pin and pins on either side
Pocket
When a person rolls strikes for all 10 frames, equaling a score of 300
perfect game
All pins knocked down on the first ball
strike
A ball that breaks to the left for a right-handed bowler
Hook
A hidden pin
Sleeper
When after the first ball has been rolled, the number one pin has gone down, but there is still a gap between pins on opposite sides of the lane
Split
Three strikes in a row
turkey
A place on the alley at which a bowler aims
spot
The box in which scores are registered
Frame
Obtaining three strikes in the last frame
striking out
Hitting the number one pin full in the face or head-on
High hit
The first or number one pin
Head pin
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level 13
Oct 26, 2013
There is no official name for 4 strikes in a row
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level 67
Feb 28, 2014
I have been bowling for almost 20 years and I have not heard of a lot of these answers. What you look at when you bowl should also allow mark and aiming point. The tenth frame answer should also allow "strike out" . 4 strikes in a row is called a four bagger or 4 bagger not an albatross. A bowling alley is called a house not a lane or reworded to what you bowl on is called a what.
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level 33
Feb 11, 2017
you should accept "open" for "open frame". four bagger didn't work and it should. and you should rephrase the "hook" question because i thought the answer you were looking for was "Brooklyn". a bowling ally is called a "house" not a "lane". and "spot" is a very vague answer.