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  • A frame, one of ten "innings" in a bowling game; originally it referred to the box on the scoresheet where the score for a single frame is recorded, after which one bowler has to buy beer for all the others. This is often a pre-determined frame, with the low scorer in that frame getting stuck with the tab. Sometimes, if all bowlers but one roll strikes in a frame, that becomes the beer frame and the bowler who didn't strike has to buy.

    February 4, 2008