Terminology

Below is a rather large list of dart terms both common and obscure.  I have compiled this list from a number of periodicals and from word-of-mouth.  If you know of a term that is not listed, just email me and let me know.

Ace(s) - The double one in '01
Arrows - Slang for darts

Barrel - The metal portion of the dart (where you grip the dart)
Bed - A section of a number
Bed & Breakfast - Scoring 26 points in one throw when hitting a single 20, a single 1 and a single 5 (a British term)
Bombs/Bombers - Very large or heavy darts
Break - Winning a game when your opponent threw first.
Bull - The center most part of the board, the area is divided into two sections (the single & double bull)
Bull Out - Winning a game with a double bull
Bull Up - Throwing at the bull to decide which player will throw first
Bust(ed) - Scoring too many points when trying to finish an '01 game

Chalk(ing) (Chalks) - Keeping score

Dead - Describes hitting the exact amount required
Diddle for the Middle - Throwing at the bull to decide which player will throw first
Downstairs - The lower portion of the dartboard
Double Bull/Cork - The center portion of the bullseye
Double In (DI) - Hitting the double area of a number to start a game of '01
Double Out (DO) - Hitting the double of a number to win a game of '01
Double Top - The double 20

Flight - The 'feathers' of the dart which makes the dart more aerodynamic

Game On - A call for silence at the start of the game
Game Shot - The winning shot
Good Group - A compliment for tight, accurate throwing

Hattrick - Scoring all three darts of a turn in the bull
High Ton - Scoring between 151-180 points in a game of '01

Leg - A game in a match, as "the best of five legs", in which each leg is an entire game
Little/Small - The single bed between the bull and the triple

Madhouse - Double 1 or 1 double 1 to win a game of '01
Mugs Away - The losers go first in the return game

Oche - The throw line (pronouced 'ockey')

Robin Hood - Sticking one dart into the back of another in the board
Round - Any 3 dart turn
Round of 9 - Throwing three triples in one turn

Shaft - The portion of the dart that holds the flight
Shanghai - Hitting a triple, double, and single of the same number in the same throw
Single In (SI) - Starting a game of '01 without having to hit a double first
Single Out (SO) - Ending a game of '01 without having to hit a double
Spider (Web) - The dartboard wire assembly which forms the beds
Splitting the 11 - Throwing a dart between the digits of the 11 on the number ring
Straight On - Starting a game of '01 without having to hit a double
Straight Off - Ending a game of '01 without having to hit a double

Taking (the) Chalks - Chalking the scores to a game Three in a Bed - Throwing all three darts in the same number
Ton - Scoring 100 points in a throw
Ton + - Scoring 100+ points in a throw (Ton 40 would be 140 points)
Tops - The double 20
Trophy Darts - A compliment for tight, accurate throwing
Two & 6 - Scoring 26 points in a throw
Two Fat Ladies - Scoring 88 points in a throw

Upstairs - The upper portion of the board

Wiring - Bouncing a dart off a wire
Woody - Dart lands outside the scoring area

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