Bowling Glossary

 
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EAGLE
An emblem that is awarded for winning a title at the ABC tournament. If a player has an eagle, that means he is a past champion in some event.
EARLY FOUNDATION
A strike in the eighth frame. See also foundation.
EARLY TIMING
Releasing the ball before the sliding foot completes its slide; usually results in less hook and a less strong ball as the player does not have the proper balance and leverage to hit up on the ball. If you are having trouble constantly coming high, you may have a case of early timing. Getting the ball into the pushaway faster might help. See also "late timing".
EFRAH
Very dry lanes. Acronym for "Even Full Rollers Are Hooking"; used to describe lanes. "It is 'efrah' weather in the house today."
ENTRY ANGLE
The angle relative to the pocket that the balls enters the pocket. As a rule, increased angle means increased strikes (hence the preference for a ball that hooks a lot or for clean back ends.)
ERROR
A missed spare; same as blow. Most players do not count an unmade split as an error, but maybe they should as it was an error on the first ball to come so high!
EXERCISE
Hard work. Produces an overload on the musculoskeletal system or a respiratory training effect on the cardiovascular system. Goal oriented resulting in physiological adaptations.
EXTRA FRAME
(1) the bonus for filling the 10th frame; (2) frames bowled but not scored on your sheet; houses with autoscorers track them and may charge you for them!

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