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G board -
The gutter.

Get away -
The act of getting something positive out of a bad release or poorly thrown shot.

Gift -
A very lucky result.

Goal posts -
The 7-10 split.

Go long -
A balls skids farther down the lane before starting its hook.

Goose egg -
1) A split as the scoring symbol for a split is a "O".
2) Zero pins knocked down on a shot.

Grab -
The act of the ball reacting to the friction of the lane and ball surface.

Grandma's teeth -
The 4-6-7-10 split or any of the "big five" split combinations.

Grave yard -
Low scoring lanes or center.

Gray board -
The gutter.

Greasy -
1) Describes a very oily/heavily conditioned lane.
2) Bowling center food.

Greek church -
A split leave of five pins similar to the 4-6-7-9-10; so called because it reminds people of an old cathedral type church with spires etc.

Gripper/squeezer -
Someone who holds on to the ball with excessive force.

Groove -
1) Ball track or indentation in the lane.
2) A bowler that is performing particularly well.

Gross weight -
The total dead weight of a bowling ball; often referred to as "gross weight before drilling".

Gutter -
There are 2 channels on each side of the lane. Once a ball falls into the channel or gutter before hitting pins, the bowler shall receive a zero.

Gutter ball-
Delivery which rolls off the lane and into the gutter. Once a ball falls into the channel or gutter before hitting pins, the bowler shall receive a zero.

Gutter shot -
A line to the pocket that is from the released from the far outside, near board 1-2.

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