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Q: Why is 4 strikes in a row called a hambone in bowling?

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It is unofficially called a Hambone. This term was coined by PBA announcer Rob Stone. 4-bagger is the name it is commonly called.

3 strikes in a row is called a "Turkey" 4 in a row is called a "Hambone" 5 in a row in called a "Lamb Shank" 6 in a row is called a "Fillet Mignon" 7 in a row is called a "Lobster Tail"

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The first 4 strikes in a row have been given the name 'hambone' (unofficially of course!)

5 strikes in a row in bowling is called a "Lamb Shank"

A series of strikes in bowling is called an x-bagger; for example, four strikes in a row is a four-bagger.In addition, two strikes in a row is called a 'double', while three is called a 'triple' or a 'turkey'. Six in a row has long been called a 'six-pack'; while strings of four and five have recently acquired the nicknames 'hambone' and 'yahtzee' respectively.

It is now called Yahtzee!5 consecutive strikes in bowling is called a 5-bagger.There are no special names for strikes other than hambone/double for two consecutive strikes, turkey for three consecutive strikes, and clover for four consecutive strikes. Anything after that is call a "x bagger." X = the number of consecutive strikes thrown. For example. If you threw seven strikes in a row, it would called a seven bagger.5 baggerIn bowling if a person were to get 3 strikes in a row, at anytime in a game, that's called a " Turkey ". 5 strikes in row is called a " Goose " , 10 in a row is a "swan" and ,12 in row is of course a " perfect game ".

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reffering to people: foursome strikes in a row: four-bagger. (newly coined on tv broadcasts "Hambone"

It is called a "Lobster Tail"

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