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...........1 Professional bowler Earl Anthony, who held the record for career titles until about 2007, once said as a color analyst on a Bowling telecast, "Call the pins by their number, not by their name." He meant that many bowlers had colorful (or more exactly, off-color) names for the pins that remained standing, usually on what looked like a hit that should have knocked them all down. Otherwise, the 1-pin, in the front center of the triangle of pins, is called the head pin. The 7 and 10 pins are "corner pins", being in the other corners of a full rack of pins. According to another pro Hall of Fame announcer, Nelson "Bo" Burton, in the fall of 2008, he said that Latin players call the 8 or 9 pin a "ghost" pins if either remains standing after what looks like a good strike pocket hit -- i.e., between the 1 and 3 pins for a righthander, or 1 and 2 pins for a lefthander, assuming they throw like the vast majority of players who hook the ball from right to left as a righthander or left to right as a lefthander.

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Channel - another term for gutter.
Turkey - three consecutive strikes in the same game.
Foul - any part of the body touches the lane past the foul line.
Pin Monkey - the bowling mechanic that fixes the pinsetters/machines.
Porter - in today's terms a lane attendant.
Pocket - the sweet spot for a strike.

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