Deliberately keeping an average low so that person can receive a bigger handicap. In each frame there are two chances to knock down all the pins, except in the 10th frame.
HALF TEN The description of a 10-pin that was left by a ball in the pocket and the 6-pin laying down in front of the 10-pin in a half hearted manner; same as "weak 10".
The number of times the ball rolls over its circumference from when it is released until it contacts the pins; as a rule, more is better. A knockdown of all ten pins with the first delivery.
Various combination of pins standing after a first throw where one or more pins has been knocked down creating a space between standing pins and thus a harder spare. European colonists brought the game to North America as both an indoor and outdoor sport.
As a general rule, if you take a bowling ball and place the label in front of you and then exactly dissect the ball into two equal halfs, a right and left side, the gross weight of each half would be the same.
All lanes need some type of protective coating to prevent burn marks in the heads from the force of the thrown balls. A ball that had higher top weight would tend to go longer before hooking; a ball with bottom weight would tend to roll earlier. The number of boards that you vary from straight in your approach to the foul line. LOFT The distance the ball travels between time of release and the time it hits the lane.
Easier to pick up compared to a regular split. MINUS In competitive play, the amount of pins including bonus, if any that a player is scoring under a 200 average.
HEADS That part of the first portion of the lane that is usually hard maple wood lanes to absorb the impact of the thrown balls, generally the first 20 feet of the wood lane. A "dummy" score used when a team does not have the same number on the team roster as do other teams.
What the ball does when it first hits the lane surface; all balls need to skid before hooking.
A game of bowling is divided into 10 frames. Most Baker matches are two games, total pins. Markers in the lane that help the bowler determine the target line.
It is a key pin to produce a strike: Enjoy Shopping! USBC rules allow a ball to vary 3 ounces from the drilled top half to bottom half of a ball, and one ounce from the left to right side. The point on the ball that is equidistant from all points of the release ball track.
ROLL OUT A ball that loses its side rotation before hitting the pins; the hook action stops at that point and the ball straightens out. FOUL Crossing or touching the foul line at delivery.
DOTS Series of seven spots on the lanes past the foul line but before the arrows; used to assist in targeting and alignment; also, the same spots on the approach normally used to align your feet in your initial stance.
Bowling terminology has developed as the sport has evolved. It is generally desirable to follow through towards your target and upward as this promotes more accuracy.