Darts Glossary D

DADDY’S BED
Aiming and hitting a double or treble, but the wrong one. Also known as "RIGHT CHURCH, WRONG PEW"

DAIRYLEA DARTS
Named after a cheese spread called "Dairylea". Refer to darts that has been thrown all over the dartboard.

DARTITIS
Pronounced DART-EYE-TIS. A nervous condition which can affect dart players. It prevent them from releasing the dart at the optimum moment which severely affects their performance and results.

DEAD
Hitting the exact number to neutralize your opponent .

DEVIL
Hitting the treble 6 (so called due to ‘666’). Often hit in error when aiming at the treble 10 or treble 13.

DIDDLE FOR THE MIDDLE
Players each having one throw, to see who throws closest to the bullseye, to determine which player will throw first when starting a game. Also known as a "BULL OFF", "MIDDLE FOR MIDDLE" and "OUT FOR BULL".

DOUBLE
The thin outer ring on the dartboard. When hit counting twice the number displayed opposite it.

DOUBLE-BULL
The smallest circle right at the center of the dartboard, counting 50 points.

DOUBLE IN
In any 01 game eg. 301 or 501 the norm is to first throw a double before you can start to deduct score from 301 or 501. The DOUBLE IN makes the game more difficult and a lot more fun. In large tournaments Also known as “DOUBLE START”

DOUBLE OUT
In any 01 game eg. 301 or 501 the norm is to always end with a double before you can complete or win your 301 or 501 game. Also known as “DOUBLE END”

DOUBLE TOP
Refers to the double of the number 20 on the dartboard.

DOUBLE TROUBLE
Really struggling to hit a double to win the game

DOWNSTAIRS
Describes the lower end of the dartboard. Usually referring to the number 19


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