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SCROAT
A dart that is aimed for the treble 20 but hits the double 20 instead.

SET
A scoring method that is used in many of the tournaments

SEVENS
Refers to the number 17 in the game of cricket

SHELLY SHOT
Hitting the treble 19 with the first dart in the game of cricket

SHOOT FOR THE CORK
Refers to the center of the dartboard, the bullseye. The term originated from the cork of a wine or beer barrel (keg). In the medieval times bottoms of overturned wine or beer barrels were used as a targets. Players "throw/shoot for the cork" or "cork it" to see who throws closest to the bull, to determine who plays first.

SIX DART CHECKOUT
Also known as a “6 Dart out”. The minimum darts that can be used to start and end the 01 game of 301. By achieving this a dart player displays one of the ultimate skills in the game of darts.

SIXES
Refers to the number 16 in the game of cricket.

SHAFT
The part behind the grip or dart barrel which holds the flight.

SHANGHAI
Hitting a treble, single and a double of the same number. In a 01 game a shanghai of the number 20 will count for a 120 point checkout(Treble 20(60), single 20(20) and a double 20(40): Total 120). In other games throwing a shanghai means an automatic win of that game.

SHARKEY
When an unregistered player has to take the place of an absent registered player in a league game, under a false identity. It sometimes happens due to poor turnout and such a player is referred to as a “sharkey”.

SHUT OUT
Same as a “WHITE WASH”. When you lose a game without ever scoring in it. Also known as SKUNKED.

SINGLE BULL
The two circles right in the center of the dartboard is known as the bull or bullseye. The outer circle of the two is known as the OUTER or SINGLE bull and counts 25 points when hit.

SKUNKED
Same as what most people know as a “WHITE WASH”. When you lose a game without ever scoring in it.

SLOP
Hitting a different number from the one that you aimed for but still scores.Eg. aimed for 20 but hit 18.

SPIDER
The metal wiring also known as the spider web which divides the dartboard in different pie-sections called “houses or rooms” and each pie-section into smaller sections called “beds”.

SPLASH
A means to sort players into teams or to determine who throws first. Each player throws 2 or 3 dartst the dartboard at the same time. Each darts score is then counted and the players with the highest and lowest numbers will be in the same team or the player with the highest score throws first if team selection is not an issue.

SPLIT ELEVEN
Throwing a dart that hits the actual number 11(wire number) between the two 1’s.

SPRAY ‘N’ PRAY
When a less experienced or talented player throws his darts very quickly and irately at the dartboard.

STICKS
The Actual Darts is sometimes called sticks.

STRAIGHT IN
No need to first throw a double before scoring. Also known as STRAIGHT OFF or EASY IN

STRAIGHT OFF
Ending / finishing a 01 game without having to hit a double.

STRAIGHT ON
Starting a 01 game without having to hit a double first.

STRIKING IRAQ
When throwing for closest to the bull(diddle for the middle) you hit the double bull.Same as STRIKING OIL. IRAQ is well known for it’s oil.

STRIKING OIL
When throwing for closest to the bull(diddle for the middle) you hit the double bull.

SUNSET STRIP
Refers to a score of 77 points.


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