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Wayne County, Michigan
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Darters Vocabulary
ADO:
American Darts Organization
 
BARREL:
The primary body of the dart— where it is gripped.
 
BDO:
British Darts Organization
 
BED:
Scoring section of a number, frequently used when referring to triples or doubles. All three darts in the same triple area, for anstance, is often called three in a bed.
 
BED AND BREAKFAST:
British term used to describe the scoring of 26 during an ‘01 game (e.g., Single-20, Single-5, Single-1).).
 
BULL:
The bull's eye.
 
BUSTED:
Too many points scored on a turn while attempting to finish (win)an ‘01 game.
 
CHALKER:
The scorekeeper.
 
CORK:
The bull's eye.
DIDDLE FOR THE MIDDLE:
Slang expression used to describe the act
of shooting for the cork at the
beginning of the game (see "shooting
for cork").
 
DOUBLE BULL (DOUBLE CORK):
The small center (inner) area of the
bull's eye.
DOUBLE-IN (DOUBLE-OUT):
Hitting the double area of a number; usually
an activity used as a requirement to
start or finish an ‘01 game.
 
DOUBLE TOP:
Term used to refer to the double-20.
 
DOWNSTAIRS:
A shot thrown to the lower half of the board.
 
FAT:
The largest area of a number. To shoot "fat" means to shoot for a safe (wide area) single.
 
GOOD GROUP:
A compliment for a tight, accurate throw.
 
HOCKEY:
A raised 1½ inch board used to indicate the throwing line.
 
INNING:
A completed round of turns by both players (or teams)— like in baseball.
 
LEG:
A single game in a match (i.e., "best of three legs"— where each leg equals one game).
 
MATCH:
A series of games (usually best of three or five).
 
MARK (COUNT):
A term used to describe a successful hit on a
scoreable target— usually in the game
of Cricket. (e.g., A turn consisting of a
triple-20 and two single-20's, could be
described as a 5-mark or 5-count turn.
Only hitting one single on a turn, as
another example, might be referred to
as a single mark.)
 
MUGS AWAY:
A slang term indicating that the loser of the current game may automatically start (go first) the next game, without "shooting for cork."
 
POINT MONGERING:
Derogatory slang term used to describe a player who is shooting excessive points in the game of Cricket.
 
ROBIN HOOD (Piggie Back):
Sticking a dart directly into the back of another, just as an archer might split an arrow.
 
SHOOTING FOR CORK(SHOOTING FOR BULL & CORKING UP:
The game beginning convention used by opposing players (or teams) to determine who will start and/or select
a game. Each team throws a single
dart at the bull's eye closest to the
bull, wins.
 
SPIDER (Wire):
The metal web that divides segments on the board and determines the score earned by any
given dart.
 
STRAIGHT START ("Fly In"):
No double required to begin scoring, usually in a game of ‘01.
 
TON:
A score of 100 points, frequently represented on the scoreboard as the letter "T". It is also common to see (and hear) this expression in front of many numbers (i.e., a score of 140
might be stated as a "Ton 40" and written on the scoreboard as "T40".
 
TON-EIGHTY:
A score of 180 points, the highest possible score on the dartboard (three triple-20's).). Usually recorded as "T80".
 
TOUGH DARTS:
A common statement or condolence when darts
almost hit their target.
 
WEDGE:
A section or sections of the dartboard(sometimes called a "pie")