Dart Game Rules
Glossary Of Dart Terms & Phrases
ANNIE'S ROOM: The number 1.
BABY TON: A score of 95, usually by scoring five 19's.
BAG O' NUTS:A score of 45.
BARREL: The part of a dart you grip, right behind the point.
BASEMENT: The double-3.
BREAKFAST: A score of single-5, single-20, single-1 in a game of x01. This was based on the
typical price of a bed-and-breakfast, 26 pence.
BUCKET OF NAILS: Landing all three darts in the 1's.
BUCKSHOT: When you're darts land wildly all over the board.
BULL: The center of the board.
BULLSEYE: The center of the board.
BUST: Hitting more than you needed in an x01 game, and the darts don't count.
C: In a Cricket game this refers to high scores base on the number of darts scored. For example a triple-20,
single-20, single-20 would be called a C-5 because "5 darts" were scored with three darts.
CHUCKER: A player who just "chucks" the darts at the board, doesn't aim or care.
CIRCLE IT: When a player scores a single digit (less than 10) with three darts, his team-mates would shout out "Circle it!" to the scorekeeper to highlight the terrible throw.
CLOCK: The dart board.
CORK: The center of the board. This comes from the cork in the end of a keg where it is tapped.
The ends of kegs were used for targets in the begining of darts.
DIDDLE FOR MIDDLE: A throw to see who gets one dart closer to the bullseye to determine who shoots first in the game.
DOUBLE: The thin outer ring of the board, it usually counts for two times the number hit.
DOUBLE IN: A double is needed to start the game.
DOUBLE OUT: A double is needed to win the game.
DOUBLE TOP: The double-20.
DOUBLE TROUBLE: Not being able to hit the double needed to win the game.
DOWNSTAIRS: The lower portion of the board, usually in refernce to the 19's in a game of x01.
EASY IN: A game that requires no special shot to begin scoring.
FEATHERS: The "wings" at the end of a dart that make it fly straight. Also known as flights.
FEATHERS: The number 33.
FLIGHTS: The "wings" at the end of a dart that make it fly straith. Also known as feathers.
HAT TRICK: A score of three bullseyes.
HOCKEY: The line you you stand behind and throw the darts from.
ISLAND: The actual playable area of a dart board (inside the doubles ring). If you miss, your "Off the island".
LEG: One game of a match.
MAD HOUSE: The double-one, because it can drive you crazy trying to hit one in a game of x01.
MIDDLE FOR MIDDLE: A throw to see who gets one dart closer to the bullseye to determine who shoots first in the game.
MONGER: A person who deliberately scores many more points than needed to win the game.
MUGS AWAY: Loser of the previous game goes first in the next game.
MURPHY: A score of single-5, single-20, single-1 in a game of x01. Based on Murphy's Law.
OCHE: The line you you stand behind and throw the darts from.
POINT MONGER: A person who deliberately scores many more points than needed to win the game.
POPCORN: When the darts land so close to each other, they knock their flights out.
RIGHT CHURCH, WRONG PEW or RIGHT HOUSE, WRONG BED: When you a double or triple, but the wrong number.
ROBIN HOOD: When you shoot a dart into the shaft of another.
SHAFT: The part of a dart behind the barrel when the flights are mounted.
SHANGHAI: A score of a single, double and triple in the same number. In some games this is an automatic win. This is also the name of a game.
SHUT OUT: When you lose a game without ever scoring in it.
SKUNKED: When you lose a game without ever scoring in it.
SLOP: Darts that score, but not where you wanted them.
SPIDER: The metal web that divede the dart board.
SPLASH: Darts that score, but not where you wanted them.
STRAIGHT IN: A game that requires no special shot to begin scoring.
THREE IN A BED: Three darts in the same number.
THROW LINE: The line you you stand behind and throw the darts from.
TOE LINE: The line you you stand behind and throw the darts from.
TON: A score of 100 in a game of x01. Scores over 100 would be called a "ton-whatever" for example,
a ton-thirty would be a score of 130.
triple: The thin inner ring of the board, it usually counts for three times the number hit.
UPSTAIRS: The upper portion of the board, usually in reference to the 20's.
WIRE: Darts that just miss where you aimed but on the other side of the spider.
X: A double-1 out.
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