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MAD HOUSE
The double of the number 1. It really stresses people out, make some even mad, because they struggle so much to end the game when they only have 2 points left and need a double 1 to win.

MARKER
Sometimes people will say to use a dart as a marker or guide because it hit very close to the target.

MASONRY DARTS
Even worse than carpentry darts. Darts thrown in such a manner that it misses the dartboard and the dartboard cabinet entirely and hit the wall. Also see "CARPENTRY DARTS"

MAXIMUM
The maximum or highest score that can be achieved after throwing 3 darts namely 180..(3 x treble 20 equals 180)

MAXIMUM CHECKOUT
The maximum or highest score that can be achieved with a checkout is 170 points, because you need to end the game with a double. A maximum checkout can be achieved by hitting a treble 20(60 points), hit another treble 20(60 points), and finally close or end the game with a double bull(Inner bull – 50 points).

MIDDLE FOR 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", "DIDDLE FOR THE MIDDLE" and "OUT FOR BULL".

MONGER
A person who deliberately scores more points than needed to win the game.

MONK ON
Someone who is angered but still scores pretty highly when throwing his 3 darts.

MUGS AWAY
The loser of the previous game must go first in the next game.

MURPHY
When scoring a single 20, a single 5 and a single 1 during a 01 game. "Murphy’s Law"


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