Glossary

Flat Green

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There are 7 names in this directory beginning with the letter P.
Pace of the green
See fast green and slow green.

Pace or weight
The amount of force with which the bowl is delivered to execute a particular shot.

Pairs
Two players against two, each using four bowls for a period of twenty-one ends. Their position in order of play: lead and then skip.

Penalty
This may be awarded by the umpire when, for example, a player has been foot faulted in delivering his bowl. The umpire could also declare the bowl to be dead.

Plant shot
When a player bowls his bowl to strike other bowls which could be in line, in order to gain his objective.

Promote this bowl
An instruction to a bowler to play his bowl onto a bowl belonging to his side, so that the bowl that was stationary is persued closer to the objective.

Push and rest
The bowling of a bowl with sufficient pace or weight that it pushes a bowl from its position, so that the position is taken by the last bowl delivered.