For a beginner to the game of darts, there are many strange, fantastic, and bizarre dart terminology that seem more like Klingon or Parseltongue than English. On William Hill’s social media channels or in the darts commentary booth, you might have heard our darts ambassador Wayne Mardle use bizarre lingo that is unrelated to tungsten tossing. However, once you learn the meanings of each term, you’ll be able to reel them off to your buddies on the oche. Each term has a very distinct significance.
Arrows: Alternative word for equipment used.
Bail-Out: One last dart triple. Applied more specifically when the first two darts didn’t provide high scores.
Bed: Segment also goes by this name. “They hit the double-16 bed”
Bed and Breakfast: A single 1, a single 5, and a single 20 are hit, resulting in a score of 26. a phrase that is used in darts leagues all around the country
Big Fish: check out 170. Double 20, double 20, target. the largest victory in darts.
Bogey: The inability to verify a number with three or fewer darts after landing on it.
Break of Throw:Taking the lead after the opponent throws the first three darts to win a leg.
Bullseye: An area in the middle of a dart board.
Bull Up: The method used to determine who will throw first in a match. Starting the match is whoever is closest to the bullseye.
Busted: Gaining more points than you have left on your total.
Chalking:A scorekeeper standing beside the scoreboard. usually accomplished using chalk on a chalkboard.
Champagne Finish:A big checkout usually at a crucial point of the game. The checkout will usually feature one, two, or on the rarest of occasions three bullseyes in the combination.
Check-Out: A significant down payment typically at a game-changing moment. One, two, or in extremely unusual instances three bullseyes will typically be present at the checkout.
Combination Finish:Checkout, which calls for using two or three precisely focused darts as opposed to simply one dart at a double section.
Double-In:Checkout, when it’s recommended to use two or three carefully focused darts rather than just one at a double section.
Double-Out: Hitting a double segment or bullseye to end a dart leg.
Double Top:Hitting a double segment or bullseye to end a dart leg.
Downstairs: The dartboard’s bottom section. typically shooting from the 20 segment toward the 19 segment.
Embroiled:When one player is better than the other, but the superior player lowers the bar, the game becomes more difficult to win.
Fallout: A thrown dart ejecting itself from the board.
Game On: Phrase used by the referee or the chalker to begin a game.
Game, Shot: Phrases used by the official when a player wins a match.
Grouping: Three darts fell in close proximity to one another.
Leg: 501 inside a match is a game.
Lipstick:The treble 20 bed.
Little Fish:Bullseye, single 20, and triple 20.
Madhouse: Completing a leg with a double 1
Nine Darter: A flawless dart leg. Dartistry’s crowning achievement.
Oche -darts terminology : The place where players throw. The distance to the front of the dartboard is 7 feet 9 and 1 1/4 inches.
One Hundred and Eighty darts term: In the treble 20 sector, three darts were fired. The best outcome from a single trip to the oche.
Robinhood: A dart that makes contact with the stem of another dart that is already on the board.
Set darts terminology: A set has three legs. If set play is used in the game, the winner must win the required number of sets.
Shanghai:A darts finish that uses each of a number’s digits, such as single 20, treble 20, and double 20.
Ton-Up:.100 points in a single visit
Wiring: Hitting the wire just outside or inside the double