The game of darts dates back over 800 years. Over that time frame, there have been more than a few clever and amusing terms passed along the way:
Bag o' Nuts: A score of 45
Basement: Double 3's
Bottom of the house: double 3
Bucket of nails: All darts landing in the ones.
Bull: A bullseye.
Bust: Hitting a score higher than needed to go out.
Chucker: Indifferent thrower
Cork: Bullseye, usually a double bull.
Diddle: 2 throwers each throw 1 dart at bull to see who goes 1st.
Double in: Starting a game with a double.
Double out: Winning a game with a double.
Downstairs: The lower half of the board.
Feathers; Another name for the flights of the darts
Half a Crown: A score of 26, taken from the former British coinage, two shillings & a sixpence equals half a crown.
Hat Trick: Three bullseyes.
Oche: The throw line.
Leg: One game of a large match.
Mad House: Double ones (a player can go mad throwing at these).
Mugs away: Loser of last game goes 1st.
Nine mark: Hitting 3 triples with 3 darts.
Perfect game: 301=6 darts. 501= 9 darts. Cricket= 8 darts.
Robin Hood: Sticking your dart in the back of another dart on the board.
Scud: A dart that is way off target.
Shanghai: 3 darts that score a single, double and triple of the same #.
Slop: Lucky dart that was not aimed.
3 in a bed: 3 darts in the same triple or double
Low Ton: Score of 100 to 150.
High Ton: Score of 151 to 177.
Ton 80: 3 triple 20's.
Tops: Double 20.
Trombone: Score of 76
Wet Feet: Standing over the throw line.
Fun Fact: Other than removing the heads from certain wives, the favorite hobby of King Henry VIII was playing darts!