3 spares in a row in a single game.
A single game of bowling where the player has a mark in all ten frames.
A system to help a bowler of lessor skill to be competitive with higher skilled bowlers in league or tournament play.
A shot that hits more of the head pin than desired, often resulting in a split.
The time and distance that a thrown bowling ball travels in the air before contacting the lane surface.
A spare or a strike.
Any frame in which a strike or spare was not made.
Phrase used when describing pins that hit one another and fall.
The ideal place for the ball to hit the pins in order to maximize strike potential.
A hidden pin left behind another pin after the first ball roll.
All ten pins down on two ball rolls of a frame.
All ten pins down on the first roll.
A bowler who intentionally bowls poorly early in a season compared to his actual skill level, in order to record a low average.
Three strikes in a row during a single bowling game.
When a bowler gets a spare and then a turkey and then another spare.
Getting a spare after throwing a gutter ball on the first throw.
This is usually the best bowler on the team, and/or the bowler considered to be the coolest under pressure.
This is a method for a bowler to compare their skill against other bowlers.
A ball thrown by a right-handed bowler that hooks left-to-right instead of right-to-left.
In team play, the only bowler on the team not to strike in a given frame must buy a beer for his teammates.
A throw that results from the ball hitting the opposite "pocket" from the bowler's normal handedness.

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