Dart Terms – The Dart Players Dictionary

Learn the most commonly used terms in darts

If you’ve ever played a darts game before, you might have heard a number of unusual terms.

Below are some of the most common dart terms that are used in almost every darts game. These dart terminologies tend to explain a situation in a more entertaining way.

So, to make it easier for beginners to understand what on earth we’re talking about, we’ve listed the most commonly used terms that you’re likely to hear, during a game of darts.

Wet-Feet – Wet-Feet is a term commonly used in darts. It refers to the situation when you aren’t standing behind the throwing line.

Bullseye – The central part of the dartboard is known as the Bullseye. But you already knew that!

Check-Out – When a player hits the exact amount of points required the win the game, this is known as a Check-Out.

Island – The scoring area of the dartboard is referred to as the Island.

Eights – It’s a quicker way to say 18

Basement – It’s a situation when the player hits the double 3

Steady – The scoring of 60 points in a single round is known as ‘Steady’.

Back Hat – This is when a player hits the double Bullseye in a single round.

Double bull- When a dart hits the most inner part of the Bullseye, it is called a double bull.

Flat Line – When playing Cricket, a Flat Line refers to a situation when you miss all the three darts.

Buckshot – It’s a round in the game of darts, where the darts manage to hit almost every part of the dartboard.

Champagne Breakfast – It is a situation where the player manages to hit the triple 5, triple 1 and triple 20.

Aces – It refers to the hitting of a Double one while playing an ’01 game.

Two Fat Ladies – When the player scores 88 points within a single round, it is referred to as Two Fat Ladies.

Chucker – Chucker is a player who throws the darts without trying to aim.

Circle It – When in a single round, a player scores less than 10 points; it is termed as the Circle It

Cracked- Cracked is a situation where the player hits a single when aiming at a double.

Devil – Devil is a situation when you hit a triple 6 (666).

Good Group – It is a compliment for a very accurate darts throwing.

Baby Ton – This term suggests that a player has scored 95 points in a single round.

Downstairs – The lower part of a dartboard is usually referred to as the Downstairs.

Bucket of Nails – It refers to the hitting of 1’s with all three darts in a single round.

Dirty Darts – Questionable tactics are called dirty darts.

Game On – When a game of darts starts, the term Game On is the start of the game

Lipstick – It relates to the hitting of triple 20.

Tops – It refers to a double 20.

Happy Meal – A score of 69 points is known as Happy Meal.

Barrel – It is the metal portion of a dart, which offers the grip.

Leg – It refers to a single game

Shaft – It is that part of a dart that holds the flight.

Bag O’ Nuts- This means that a player has scored 45 points while just finishing a single round

Chips – It relates to Scoring 26 points while hitting a single 5, a single 20, and a single 1.

Bombers – When a dart bounces out

Wilson – When the player misses all his three darts.

Classic – When you score 26 points by hitting a single 5, a single 20, and a single 1 in a round it is called Classic

Barn Dart – When a third dart hits the target it is referred to as the barn dart. However, the first two darts would have missed

Low Ton- It refers to the scoring between 100 and 150 points.

Wiring – If a dart bounces off a wire; it is commonly termed as Wiring.

Pie – The numbered area on the dartboard is called Pie.

Right There- This phrase is used when the dart misses the aimed point.

Matador – Hitting the Bullseye is known as Matador.

Small – Small is the area located between the bull and the triple.

Bail Out – When a third dart scores a high triple it is called Bail Out.

Grand Slam – Hitting the triple 20, triple 5, and the triple 1 is known as Grand Slam.

Three in a Bed – When all three darts land in the same area or the same number, it is called Three in a Bed.

Paddling – Placing one or both the feet across a throwing line

Trombones – The Trombones refers to a situation with a player scores 76 points in a single round.

Sunset Strip – Scoring 77 points in a single round.

Trophy Darts – The term Trophy Darts is a compliment for accurate throwing.

White Horse – A White Horse is a term used in the game of Cricket, which refers to the scoring of 3 different triples. Especially, when no other player has scored it.

Upstairs- The area composed of the upper half of a dartboard is commonly referred to as the upstairs.

Web – Web is the term used for the word Spider. It is the wiring on the dartboard, which separates individual areas and beds.

Bed – Each section of a particular number located on the dartboard is called Bed.

Game Shot – The winning shot in a game of darts is known as ‘Game Shot’.

White House – This is another term used in the game of Cricket, where the player scores three untouched triples.

Final Words

By going through and understanding the terms explained above, will make it easier for you to understand what these random phrases mean.

Although there are a variety of other terms that aren’t included in this list, the available terms should give you a good starting point.

Michael Andrew

Michael Andrew

Michael Andrew has been playing Darts for more than 20 years and is passionate about helping others improve their game through his own experiences.