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Glossary of Bowling Lingo, Slang & Terms

This is a list of common bowling lingo, terminology and jargon terms.

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A.

Approach

B.

Backup Ball
Bagger
Beer Frame
Breakpoint
Brooklyn

C.

Clean Game
Cranker

D.

Deadwood
Double Wood

E.

F.

Foul
Foul Line
Frame

G.

Gutter
Gutter Ball

H.

Hambone
Head Pin

I.

J.

K.

Kegler
Kingpin

L.

M.

Meg
Messenger
Middle Finger

N.

O.

P.

Perfect Game
Pin Deck
Pocket

Q.

R.

S.

Sour Apple
Spare
Split
Spot Bowling
Stick

Strike

T.

Throwing Rocks
Turkey

U.

V.

W.

X.

Y.

Z.

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