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Same as picket fence.
A wide split on which both pins are on the same line; e.g., the 7-10, 8-10, 7-9, or 4-6.
Range Finders
Markers in the lane that help the bowler determine the target line. There are two sets of such markers: ten dots located seven feet past the foul line and seven arrows arranged in a triangle beginning 16 feet beyond the foul line.
Same as burner.
Reading the Lane
Experimentation, usually during practice, to determine the characteristics of a lane. Some lanes are faster than others, some will allow a bigger hook while others will hold the ball back, etc.
The point at which the ball is put onto the lane; also, the hand action that takes place at that point.
Rerack or Reset
A call by a bowler asking that the pins be lifted from the alley and put back properly, because they're off spot.
The track that brings balls back from the pit.
A severe backup.
Ringing Ten-Burner
An apparently good hit on the pocket that fails to knock the 10-pin down.
The spin given to the ball that creates both the break and action.
Same as approach.
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