All Gambling Terms Dictionary

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Tashi [Martial Arts]
"Expert." An expert of Japanese martial arts who is of third- to fourth-degree black belt. All belts within this category, however, do not recieve this title.
  
Tasw [Wrestling]
Texas All-Star Wrestling
  
Tatami [Martial Arts]
The mat that marks the competition area in judo, usually made of pressed foam and 16 square meters in area.
  
Tate [Martial Arts]
Vertical fist.
  
Tate Enpi Uchi [Martial Arts]
Vertical elbow strike
  
Tate Hiji Ate [Martial Arts]
Vertical elbow strike
  
Tate Zuki [Martial Arts]
Vertical punch (boxer’s jab)
  
Tater [Baseball]
A home run.
  
Tatte [Martial Arts]
A command to stand up from a kneeling position.
  
Tattoo [Horse Racing]
A form of identification in which race animals are marked. Horses are tattooed under the upper lip; greyhounds are tattooed on the ear.
  
Tattoos [Golf]
An identification number placed inside the ear of a registered racing greyhound.
  
Tax [General]
All internet bookmakers are now 'tax-free' in that they don't charge betting taxes directly to punters. In the UK special betting taxes are still charged but they are made against bookmakers on their gross profits.
  
Tb [Baseball]
Total Bases
  
Tbb [Baseball]
Total Bases on Balls
  
Tbf [Baseball]
Total Batters Faced
  
Tc [Poker]
Tournament chips, usually found only in written text about cards. "We started with 1000TC."
  
Tccb [General]
Test & County Cricket.
  
Tcw [Wrestling]
Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling
  
Te [Martial Arts]
Hand.
  
Te Nagashi Uke [Martial Arts]
Sweeping hand block
  
Te Osae Uke [Martial Arts]
Pushed block with the hand
  
Te Waza [Martial Arts]
Techniques of using the hand to counter or deliver blows.
  
Team [Synchro Swimming]
There are ten swimmers on a team, only eight of whom swim in a routine. Different sets of eight athletes may swim in the technical routine and the free routine.
  
Team (Team) [Baseball]
Team in which the player is currently on or was once a member of.
  
Team Captain [Bowling]
The player responsible for getting bowlers to the lane on time, setting the lineup, and handling any other necessary chores.
  
Team Foul [Basketball]
A personal foul is charged to the team as well as the player (except for an offensive foul in the National Basketball Association). When a team commits a certain number of fouls in a specified period, the opposing team is awarded free throws for each personal foul. See bonus free throw.
  
Team Fouls [Basketball]
Each personal foul committed by a player is also counted against his team; when a team goes over the limit, its opponent is awarded free-throw opportunities.
  
Team Jumping [Skiing]
A competition among teams of four jumpers on a large hill. Each skier takes two jumps and the team score is the total number of points from all eight jumps.
  
Team Play [Blackjack]
A term for a group of players who play using one bankroll, usually provided by the player's themselves and other investors.
  
Team Pursuit [Cycling]
This is similar to the individual pursuit race, except that there are two teams of four riders each. The teams ride in pace lines and the leader changes every half-lap or every lap. Standard distance is 4,000 meters. The team's time is taken when the third rider crosses the finish line, so the fourth rider doesn't have to finish.
  
Team Win/Loss Percentage [Baseball]
The percentage of games a team has won. Divide a team's wins by their total games played. Every team wants to be above .500.
  
Tear Offs [Motor Sports]
Transparent plastic strips applied to helmet visors or windshield (NASCAR). As these strips accumulate debris, a driver or pit crew can tear a dirty strip off for a clear view. Drivers in open cars go through about five tear-offs a race. In NASCAR, this is a new approach to the old problem of giving the driver a clear view.
  
Tear-Off [Motor Sports]
[1] A layer of clear plastic that covers the visor on a full-face helmet. The tear-off is attached with a weak adhesive, and has a tab so that the driver can rip it off and remove it when it becomes dirty. Some tear-offs have several layers, each with its own tab, so that the driver can tear them off one at a time as they get dirty.

[2] A large layer, similar to those described above, which covers the entire outer surface of a windshield.
  
Teaser [General]
A bet on 2 or more teams where the line on each team is adjusted in the favor of the bettor. Like a Parlay, all selections must be correct for the teaser to win. When betting a teaser additional points are either added to the underdog or subtracted from the favorite. Odds are changed in accordance to the number of points the spread is moved and the number of teams combined to form the teaser.
  
Tech [Motor Sports]
Short for tech (or technical) inspection. Each car is submitted to tech inspection so sanctioning body officials can confirm all chassis and engine parts meet series' guidelines. A "teched" car has passed inspections.
  
Tech, Technical Inspection [Motor Sports]
Location where cars are inspected for safety before they are allowed to race. Also, Technical Inspection staff.
  
Technical [Cycling]
Descriptive of a portion of trail that tests a rider's handling skills.
  
Technical Controller [Weight Lifting]
One of two officials at each competition who are responsible for examining the athletes and their outfits, keeping track of the starting order and the progression of weights, and other similar tasks.
  
Technical Fall [Wrestling]
A technical Fall occurs when a wrestler has scored 15 or more point's then his opponent and the match is terminated. If the wrestler reaches 15 points on a move that places his opponent in a pinning situation, then the offensive wrestler is given the opportunity to pin his opponent.. The situation continues until the period ends, a pin occurs, or the pinning situation ends.
  
Technical Fall 4 Points [Wrestling]
Injury default 4 points
  
Technical Foul [Basketball]
A type of foul usually called because of a procedural violation or misconduct not involving physical contact between players, although very violent contact is sometimes punished with a technical foul as well as a personal foul. Technical fouls are most commonly called for unsportsmanlike conduct, such as showing disrespect for an official through excessive argument or using profanity. In the National Basketball Association, the non-offending team is awarded a free throw and the team that was in possession of the ball at the time of the foul is given a throw-in. A player, coach, or team official is ejected after committing two technical fouls. In college basketball, the non-offending team is given two free throws and the ball for a throw-in.
  
Technical Fouls [Basketball]
Also known as "T's." Basically unsportsmanlike conduct; this can include vociferous trash talking between players, but most often involves abusive and insulting language directed at the refs. In the pros the penalty is one free throw for the opposing team; in college it's two. Can be called on coaches as well as players.
  
Technical Fouls or Ts [Basketball]
Procedural violations and misconduct that officials believe are detrimental to the game; penalized by a single free-throw opportunity to the non-offending team (2 free-throws in college).
  
Technical Inspection [Motor Sports]
NASCAR's inspection of the race car to ensure that it is within the guidelines set by the sanctioning body and meets all NASCAR mandated rules. This is done to "ensure a level field".
  
Technical Merit [Synchro Swimming]
One of the categories by which synchronized swimming is judged. It's based primarily on the ability of the athletes to execute certain movements with precision.
  
Technical Officials [Weight Lifting]
The competition officials, including the referees, jury, technical controllers, doping control officers, and others.
  
Technical Points [Wrestling]
Points awarded during a match that help determine the outcome. The following system is used: Five points for a grand amplitude throw to an immediate position of danger; three points for taking the opponent from a standing position to an immediate position of danger; two points for a near fall; one point for a takedown, an escape, a reversal, or for applying a correct hold without causing the opponent to touch the mat with head or shoulder. Not to be confused with classification points. See also penalty points.
  
Technical Routine [Synchro Swimming]
A routine in which required elements must be performed in a specific sequence. It lasts two minutes and 50 seconds.
  
Technical Superiority [Wrestling]
A win by technical superiority is the same as a technical fall.
  
Tee [Golf]
A disposable device, normally a wooden peg, on which the ball is placed for driving. Also refers to the area from which the ball is hit on the first shot of the hole. Originally a pile of sand used to elevate the ball for driving.
  
Tee Line [Curling]
A line drawn across the middle of the house, through the tee, from one side of the rink to the other.
  
Tee Markers [Golf]
The colored markers placed on the teeing area to indicate the starting line. -Top
  
Tee Off [Golf]
To hit a shot from the tee.
  
Tee Shot [Golf]
A shot played from a tee.
  
Tee Up [Golf]
To place the ball on the tee, preparatory to beginning play.
  
Tee-Shot [Golf]
A shot played from a tee.
  
Teeing Ground [Golf]
The area from which the golfer must tee off on a hole. The ball must be teed up within the markers and no more than two club lengths behind them.
  
Teer [Archery]
An arrow in the Napalese Purgati dialect.
  
Teiji Dachi [Martial Arts]
« T » stance
  
Teisho [Martial Arts]
Palm heel
  
Teisho Awase Uke [Martial Arts]
Double block with the palm heels
  
Teisho Uchi [Martial Arts]
Palm heel strike
  
Teisho Uke [Martial Arts]
Palm heel block
  
Tekiyo [Martial Arts]
Methods of self defense, including a variety of grabs, chokes, and throws.
  
Tekubi Kake Uke [Martial Arts]
Wrist block
  
Telegraph [Poker]
1) A wire or string used by thieves to signal each other. For example, one thief may see the holdings of the player next to him, and signal his partner across the table, who is in the hand, by pulling on a wire underneath the table that runs from him to his partner, using some sort of prearranged code. 2) Cheat by sending prearranged signals, say by finger positions similar to the "signing" used by the hearing impaired, or by certain code words and phrases embedded within seemingly ordinary conversation. Sometimes called working the telegraph. 3) Give away one's holdings, by an obvious tell, such as, for example, a betting pattern or the inability to keep from grinning when holding good cards
  
Telemark Position [Skiing]
With the skis parallel, one foot is pushed markedly in front of the other, so that fore and aft stability is enhanced, especially used over rough terrain.
  
Telemark Turning [Skiing]
A rhythmical linking of turns, using an alternating telemark position, with the forward ski being the outer ski of the turn (in a conventional telemarking sense!).
  
Telemetry [Motor Sports]
A radio device that relays information such as engine, tire, steering and throttle performance to the engineers' computers in the pits. The team can monitor both car and driver activity to ensure the car is performing properly. Also enhances driver safety by allowing the team to notice any developing mechanical problem the driver cannot foresee.
  
Telephone [Poker]
A form of poker found only in home games, a widow game in which each player receives five cards face down, as does a central area of the table, followed by a round of betting, and then the dealer turns up each central card, one at a time, each followed by another round of betting. At the showdown, each player uses the best five cards among his five and those of the widow, and the lowest card in the player's hand is wild. The game is similar to Cincinnati, the difference being that in the latter the lowest card in the widow is wild, as well as any card of equal rank in a player's hand.
  
Teletheater [Horse Racing]
Special facility for showing simulcast races.
  
Tell [Poker]
Any personal mannerisms that reveal the quality of one's hand. E.g., constantly looking at one's hole cards is often a tell of a poor hand. (Some players, knowing this, will at times check their hole cards when they have a great hand and don't need to look.). You might unconsciously play with your chips every time you bluff. Or you might notice that another player blinks a lot whenever he has a strong hand.
  
Tell Play [Blackjack]
Observing the dealer and trying to detect subtle body language and expressions that show his hand.
  
Teller [Horse Racing]
See mutuel clerk.
  
Telltale [Sailing]
A small line free to flow in the direction of the breeze. It is attached to sails, stays in the slot, and in other areas, enabling the helmsman and crew to see how the wind is flowing. Proper use of the telltales can help sailors improve their sail trim.
  
Template [Motor Sports]
A piece of aluminum that is placed on the car's body to gauge and regulate the body's shape and dimensions. NASCAR officials refer to this as "aero-matching". The process where they attempt to equalize the different manufacturers body styles. View Picture of NASCAR officials comparing the Hot Wheels car to the Pontiac template. (This is a Paul Melhado Photo scanned from Racing Milestones magazine February 2001)
  
Tempo [Skiing]
The rate of movements in a given technique.
  
Tempo Trainer [Golf]
Computerized device, sometimes used in fitting, that determines the pace of a player’s swing. This information is then transferred by the fitter into a shaft/head recommendation for the player.
  
Temporary Green [Golf]
A green used in the winter to save the permanent green.
  
Ten and Five Rule [Baseball]
Any player who was 10 years of major-league service time and has spent the previous five years with the same time has the right to veto any trade.
  
Ten Meter Line [Rugby]
One of the solid lines running across the field, 10 meters from the try-line.
  
Ten no Kata [Martial Arts]
« kata of the sky »
  
Ten the Hard Way [Craps]
Ladies delight.
  
Ten-Second Line [Basketball]
Another name for the center line when the ten-second rule is in effect.
  
Ten-Second Rule [Basketball]
The rule that a team, having gained control of the ball in its own backcourt, must bring it across the center line within ten seconds. Failing to do so is a violation. See also over and back.
  
Ten-Tenths [Motor Sports]
Driving at the car's absolute limit.
  
Tender [Sailing]
(1) A small boat used to ferry people and supplies between a larger boat and the shore. See dinghy. (2) Used to describe a boat that heels easily.
  
Tender Hand [Poker]
A hand a player is wary or afraid of betting, one that is a favorite on the pot, but vulnerable to a raise, such as, after the draw, a rough 8 in lowball or two medium pairs in high draw.
  
Tendon [Horse Racing]
Cords of strong, white (collagen) elastic fibers that connect a muscle to a bone or other structure and transmit the forces generated by muscular contraction to the bones.
  
Tennessee [Poker]
1) In low poker, a hand topped by a 10.2) A form of poker found only in home games, a widow game in which each player receives five cards face down, and then the dealer turns up a card from the deck, one at a time, each followed by another round of betting, until five are in the center. At the showdown, each player uses the best five cards among his five and those of the widow. The game is often played high-low split. The game is nearly identical to Cincinnati, except in the latter the five widow cards are dealt face down at once, and then turned up one at a time
  
Tennessee Toddy [Poker]
In low poker, a hand topped by a 10.
  
Tenon [Sailing]
The bottom of the mast, with a shape designed to fit into the mast step.
  
Tens [Rugby]
A version of rugby with only ten players on a side. A half is usually ten minutes long.
  
Tensile Strength [Golf]
Resistance of a material (i.e., epoxy) to being stretched or elongated.
  
Tension [Poker]
1) In low poker, a hand topped by a 10. Should probably be spelled "'ten-SHUN," because it imitates the military command "Attention!" 2) Two or more 10s.
  
Teppo Yumi [Archery]
A light Japanese crossbow used for amusement.
  
Terce [Poker]
Three cards to a straight flush. Also called tierce.
  
Terce Major [Poker]
The three top cards to an ace-high straight flush, that is, A-K-Q in the same suit. Also called tierce major.
  
Term Loan [Motor Sports]
A loan repaid in a lump sum, including interest, at the end of the loan period.
  
Terminal [Lotto]
A computerized device located at a lottery retailer that is used to sell online games and to validate winning tickets of online and instant games. Terminals are connected to a lottery's central computers by phone line.
  
Terminal Velocity [Skydiving]
The speed at which a Skydiver falls when the friction of the air on their body is equal to and counter acts the force of gravity so that they no longer accelerate. It is about 125 mph in a flat stable position, lying on the air, face down, or about 180 mph in freeflying or freestyle. The Skydiver can fall faster or slower, up to a point, by changing their body position.
  
Termination Fee [Motor Sports]
An amount sometimes charged at the end of a lease.
  
Terrain-Jumping [Skiing]
Making a deliberate jump, either over a cornice, or bump.
  
Terri Runnels Syndrome [Wrestling]
If matched with this Diva (or others) it is a sign that you carrer is over as you need her to get over with the fans. - [email protected]
  
Territory [Wrestling]
(noun) The area in which a promotion promotes. In the pre-Vince McMahon era, the hundreds of independent promotions across the country each had a certain area of the country in which they ran shows, called their territory. When McMahon took the WWF national, he made thesomewhat novel move of invading competitor’s territories with his shows and his TV. Soon the whole country and the world became the WWF’s territory.
  
Teryllium™ [Golf]
Proprietary insert material used by Titleist™ in many of their Scotty Cameron putters. The material is a mix of many alloys producing a softer feeling insert for putters.
  
Test [Rugby]
A match between two national teams.
  
Tetrahedral [Golf]
Dimple pattern on a ball consisting of four large triangles.
  
Tetsubishi [Martial Arts]
A four-pointed caltrop used by the ninja to slow down a persuer. No matter which way a tetsubishi landed one sharp point always protruded upward.
  
Tetsubo [Martial Arts]
"Iron staff." A weapon used by the samurai from either a horse-mounted or ground position.
  
Tettsui [Martial Arts]
Hammer fist
  
Tettsui Uchi [Martial Arts]
Hammer fist strike
  
Tettsui Uke [Martial Arts]
Hammer fist block
  
Texas Blackout [Bingo]
A variation of bingo. The first number called will be either odd or even. If the first number called is "even" then all the even numbers on all your cards are "wild." Cover all the even numbers. If the first number called is "odd," cover all the odd numbers. The game then proceeds to a blackout.
  
Texas Holdem [Poker]
Texas Hold'em (or just "hold'em") is a poker game in which each player gets two pocket cards, while five community cards are dealt face-up on the table. The strength of a player's hand is the best hand that can be made with these seven cards. There is a round of betting after the pocket cards are dealt, after the first three community cards (the flop), after the fourth, or turn card, and after the final, or river card.
  
Texas Leaguer [Baseball]
A bloop hit that drops between an infielder and outfielder.
  
Texas Tech [Poker]
A form of poker, a cross between draw and stud. Each player starts with three cards; there is a round of betting; each player receives another card; another round of betting; each player receives a fifth card; another round of betting; then each player draws cards as in draw poker; then each player exposes one card; another round of betting; further cards are exposed, each followed by a round of betting, until each player has but one card face down. The game is played high-low split, and, prior to the showdown, there is a chip declaration. This game has eight rounds of betting, or nine if there is a bet after the declare, and is generally played only in home games. It is sometimes called Double-barreled shotgun or Wild Annie.
  
Texas Wedge [Golf]
What the putter is called when it used from off the green. Also a shot played with a putter from outside the putting green.
  
Thakroo [Archery]
A quiver made of bamboo bound with leather, Nepal.
  
Thami [Archery]
A crossbow, Thailand.
  
Thang [Archery]
A crossbow mounted on wheels, China.
  
That's Racing [Motor Sports]
A term usually uttered when describing an accident, mechanical problem.
  
The 'death' [Horse Racing]
Also known as the death seat. The position outside the leader, one horse off the rails or fence. The death is usually the toughest run in a race because a horse will have to cover more ground than the inside competitors as well as bear the brunt of the wind resistance.
  
The 'one-One' [Horse Racing]
The position occupied by the horse immediately behind the death position. It means the said horse is one runner off the rails and one runner back. The one-one is also referred to as the one out, one back trail. It is a desirable position as it provides cover from the wind and is close enough to tackle for the lead.
  
The Baseball [Baseball]
Spectator's term, following an Australian idiom convention which places an article before a sporting event noun such as "I left The Tennis to go watch The Baseball".
  
The Better Late Than Never Rule [Wrestling]
Any main event wrestler shown arriving late at the arena during a pay-per-view or other such televised broadcast will never be hassled by management for their tardiness.
  
The Big Dance [General]
The 64 team, post season college basketball championship tournament.
  
The Big One on the End [Craps]
Betting that the next roll will be the total sum of 10 (5&5).
  
The Book [Poker]
"The book" is a mythical set of instructions supposedly containing the poker wisdom of the ages. A player speaks of "playing by the book," by which he means he is playing a hand the way he thinks it is supposed to be played; such players usually think "playing by the book" is equivalent to playing tight. Actually, there is no book.
  
The Commish [Baseball]
Former Notre Dame baseball player Rick Chryst was named commissioner of the Mid-American Conference on May 11, 1999. Chryst spent the previous seven years at the Atlantic Coast Conference, last serving as assistant commissioner in charge of marketing, television, corporate programs, legal affairs, special events and outreach programs. He earlier had spent three years as an assistant commissioner with the Southwest Conference. Chryst-a native of Plateville, Wis.-was an all-conference outfielder for the 1983 Irish baseball team, graduated magna cum laude with an economics degree and received his law degree from Duke in 1989.
  
The Commission [Boxing]
The state boxing commission, which is supposed to regulate professional matches.
  
The Dot Com, Concession Stand Principle [Wrestling]
If a promotion's Internet worktable or a concession stand is displayed as unmanned, it will be destroyed during a subsequent hardcore or No DQ match.
  
The Draw [Soccer]
The selection of World Cup teams to place them into playing groups for the tournament and the event surrounding this selection.
  
The Eck [Baseball]
Notre Dame has enjoyed great success at Frank Eck Stadium (see pp. 60-61), located on the southeast corner of campus. The Irish won more than 80 percent of their games at "The Eck" during the facility's first seven seasons (169-40, .809, 1994-2000), highlighted by a 25-2 mark in '97 and a 140-33 home record (.809) during the first six years under head coach Paul Mainieri. The Irish head into 2001 with victories in 96 of their last 118 games (.814) at Eck Stadium (since late in the '96 season), including a 43-9 mark in home BIG EAST games during that stretch.
  
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