What is a turkey in bowling?

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October 16, 2014 2:14PM

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.

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Three strikes in a row

Third answer: Three ducks in a row