Bowling study guide

Brooklyn:
A strike that crosses to the wrong side of the headpin

Delivery:
The approach followed by the release of the bowling ball.

Double:
Term for two consecutive strikes.

Frame:
Unit measuring the number of turns a bowler has in a game. There are 10 frames in a bowling game and bowlers get two throws, or attempts, to knock over the pins during each frame.

Gutter-ball:
A ball that goes into the gutter and scores 0 point.

Head pin
The #1 pin that is in the front position.

Kingpin-
The # 5 pin.

Mark
A strike or a spare.

Open frame:
A turn in which the bowler fails to get a strike or spare.

Perfect game:
Maximum possible score of 300 achieved by throwing 12 consecutive strikes.

Pit:
End of the alley where the pins fall.

Return
The track that carries the bowling balls from the pit back to the rack.

Spare:
Knocking down the remaining pins on the second throw.

Split:
A difficult shot left on the second throw in which there is a gap between the remaining pins.

Strike:
Knocking over all 10 pins on the first throw.

Strike Out:
Three strikes in the 10th frame.

Turkey:
Three consecutive strike.