What would you like to do?

What is a turkey in bowling?

already exists.

Would you like to merge this question into it?

already exists as an alternate of this question.

Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it?

exists and is an alternate of .

First Answer:
A "turkey" or a "gobbler" consists of throwing strikes in three consecutive frames


Second Answer:
A turkey is bowling lingo for three strikes in a row. Probably, the most famous score for amateur and professional bowlers alike. This is partly due to the fact it has an unusual name, and partly because even a beginner can get one. The term dates back to before the turn of the 20th century. In those years, scoring was much more difficult and to get three strikes in a row was quite an achievement. During Thanksgiving or Christmas week, the proprietor would present a live turkey to the first person on each team who scored three consecutive strikes.

For an explaination in scoring a turkey see related questions link below.
Three strikes in a row
Third answer: Three ducks in a row
+ 5 others found this useful
Thanks for the feedback!

What is the origin of the bowling term turkey?

According to TopEndSports.com, the term originated in the late 1800's when scoring three strikes in a row was much more difficult than it is now. During Thanksgiving and Chris

How many strikes in bowling is a turkey?

3 consecutive strikes.

Do turkeys come from Turkey?

Yes. Ironically, despite being native to North America, the  domesticated turkeys that graced the tables of the Pilgrim Father's  first Thanksgiving dinner in 1620 had trave

Do they eat turkey in turkey?

Sure we do, what made you think otherwise? Just an additional information: the name of our country, in Turkish is Türkiye whereas the animal 'turkey' is called hindi (pronou

Why can't turkey be spell turkeies?

I presume you are referring to the plural of 'turkey'. It forms the plural in the standard way for words ending in a vowel followed by a 'y': it simply adds an 's'. (Compare m

Where is Turkey?

It is right in the middle of the world connecting Europe and Asia.   Answer Turkey is a bridge between Asia and Europe. It is surrounded  by the Mediterranean Sea, Aegean

What score do you get for a turkey in ten pin bowling?

The score is 90.   Explanation:  A turkey is three strikes in a row. The first strike is worth 10 pins plus the next two balls rolled. The second strike is worth anothe

Where are turkey testicles located on the turkey?

A little-known fact is that turkey testicles are found under the bird's left wing instead of behind their legs. Turkey testicles are slightly larger than human testicles.

Does turkey eat turkey?

Yes, Turkey only does not eat pork, because of religion. Population of Turkey is %90, so it is hard to find pork over here. The name Turkey is the English version of the co

Does Turkey have turkey in it?

Of course Turkey has turkey in it but name of the Turkey is not came from turkey. It has too many stories. The country turkey come from a tribal group called turkic

Where are turkeys from?

Either the question or the answer is not correct. If the question is about the origin of turkeys (animal), the answer is the American continent. If "turkeys" refer to the th

Why was the country of turkey named turkey?

Here's the reason why Turkey is called Turkey. Well actually the word "Turkey" (country) came from England. The English said it was too hard to pronounce the word Turkiye I me

What are turkeys?

  Turkeys are large ground dwelling birds native to America that have been domesticated for meat. Here is a link For a more detailed description http://en.wikipedia.or