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Eagle -
An emblem that is awarded for winning a title at the national tournament. If a player has an eagle, that means he is a past champion in some event.

1) Even Full Rollers Are Hooking
2) Very dry lanes.

Entry angle -
The angle relative to the pocket that the balls enters the pocket. As a rule, increased angle means increased strikes (hence the preference for a ball that hooks a lot or for clean back ends.)

Early timing -
Releasing the ball before the sliding foot completes its slide and will typically result in less hook and a less strong ball.

Edge span -
Distance from edge of thumb hole nearest to center to edge of finger holes nearest to center, excluding all inserts and/or grips.

Edge to edge span -
Distance from edge of thumb hole nearest to center to edge of finger holes nearest to center, excluding all inserts and/or grips.

Engraver -
Motorized etching tool used to engrave names on bowling ball.

Equator -
The line around the ball perpendicular to the Midplane and the Midline covering the entire circumference of the ball.

Error -
1) A missed spare.
2) Incorrect scoring of the pins by the automatic scoring system.

Extra frame -
1) The bonus for filling the 10th frame
2) Fames bowled but not scored on your sheet (houses with framecounters track them and could charge you for them.)

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