Glossary

Flat Green

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There are 5 names in this directory beginning with the letter D.
Dead bowl
Either a bowl which comes to rest in the ditch or is knocked into the ditch and is not a toucher, or a bowl that comes to rest outside the confines of the rink, either in its course or by being knocked there.

Dead end
An end which is considered not to have been played and so no score is recorded. It can happen as a result of the jack being driven out of the confines of the playing area.

Delivery
The moment at which the bowl leaves the hand.

Ditch
The depression that surrounds the green. Its edge marks the boundary of the playing surface. Measurements of the ditch need to conform to the laws of the game.

Do not be short
A plea to a bowler to use sufficient pace or weight, and with the correct green or land, to arrive exactly at its objective.