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Kegler -
German word for bowler.



Keggling -
German word for bowling.



Kickback -
Vertical division boards between the sides of the lanes at the pit end. On many hits the pins can bounce off the kickbacks and knock down more pins.



Kill shot -
A ball thrown with the intention of it hooking less; an alternate release to throw the ball straighter on spares.



Kill -
To overpower your competition by a large margin.



Kill the ball -
To throw a kill shot.



Kindling -
Light weight pins.



Kingpin -
1) The head pin; the #1 pin.
2) A light pocket hit or deflected hit leaves this pin standing.
3) The name of a bowling related comedy movie starring Woody Harrelson.



Kitty -
Money collected by team members for misses, low games and other "fines" imposed by team members upon themselves. Often used to defray expenses of tournaments or divided at the end of the season.



K-Mart ball -
Derogatory name for a ball that hits poorly or is ill fitting.



Kresge -
1) An old timer term to describe the 5-7 split
2) A variation on the "Woolworth" which is the 5-10 (five and dime) split.


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