Bowling Glossary

 
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NAKED SPARE
A single pin spare.
NATIONALS
The ABC and/or WIBC tournament.
NEGATIVE WEIGHT
Weight on a ball that tends to hold back the hook and/or to get the ball into a roll earlier; bottom weight, negative side weight and thumb weight are considered negative weights. These are considered static weights that can be drilled into a ball. See also "dynamic" weights.
NEVER UP NEVER IN
A philosophy that says that in order to strike you must first hit the headpin; stolen from similar meanings in putting (golf).
NO DRIVE NO FIVE
An expression meaning that to take out the five pin on a pocket hit, the ball must drive through the deflection from the headpin to hit the five pin.
NO GUTS NO GLORY
Expression meaning "be aggressive".
NOSE
The beak; center of the headpin; a "nosy" hit is high on the headpin.
NOSE HIT
A hit directly on the head pin; very often results in a split.
NO-TAP
A type of competition where 9 pins on the first ball is scored as a strike; in some instances there are 8-pin no-tap events; in those, 8 pins or more on the first ball counts as a strike.
NOTHING BALL
A ball that accomplishes little because of a poor hit, no action, or both. An ineffective ball.

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