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While I was watching bowling, after the first throw, only the 10 pin remained. The ESPN commentators sometimes called it a 'ringing' 10 pin and at times a 'solid' 10 pin.

What is the difference between these 2 terms?

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A ringing 10 pin takes place when the 6 pin wraps/flies around the 10 pin, the 10 pin is struck, but the 10 pin is left standing(1). A solid 10 pin takes place when the 6 pin wraps/flies around the 10 pin, the 10 pin remains untouched and is left standing. This is more common for right-handed bowlers.

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    Well, technically, A ringing 10 pin is not necessarily solid and a solid 10 pin is not necessarily ringing. A solid 10 pin is one that is completely untouched by any other pin. A ringing 10 pin could be wiggling, thereby not being solid. – Jacob G Jan 26 '13 at 18:50

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