The New Pinball Dictionary


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    #51 1 year ago
    Quoted from JoelOmatik:

    Pinister: Minister of Pinball. Aka, a very skilled player.
    Yeah, more pinball religion just because.

    The Flying Habitrail Monster touches all pinball players.

    #52 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mar:

    I submitted a term for this to the pinball dictionary a while ago, but it seemed to fade away. I called it Barn Dance. When the game does a ball search while you're playing, because you can't hit the side of a barn.

    I've learned that reddit has a "fade" after a time of inactivity. Comments get disabled, but up/down voting remains active.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/PinballDictionary/comments/31ame3/barn_dance/

    Pinside doesn't fade, does it? It looks like it's time to repost some of them here.

    #53 1 year ago
    Quoted from atariaction:

    Is there not some site called stucky balls where you post odd places your ball gets stuck? Why cant I find it? I figure you would know Steve

    You may be referring to the Stucky Balls group on Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/243501689070308/

    #55 1 year ago
    Quoted from FunWithBonus:

    You may be referring to the Stucky Balls group on Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/243501689070308/

    Thanks Steve!

    #56 1 year ago

    "Greeking" a rollover lane : where the ball travels back up thru a rollover lane (reverse direction)
    normally with the aid of nudging and a pop bumper or flipper flip.

    #57 1 year ago

    Alley-oop: Passing the ball from a lower flipper to an upper flipper to make a shot. eg. you can alley-oop from the bottom left flipper on Tron to the upper left flipper to make a gem or ramp shot!

    #58 1 year ago

    New Pinball Dictionary nominations: Up-vote leaders so far (not including my own up-votes)

    7-10 Split with 6 up-votes

    Clustervuk with 5 up-votes (and 35+ Likes on Facebook) (https://www.facebook.com/groups/funwithbonus/)

    Pinagogue with 4 up-votes

    JPOP'd with 4 up-votes
    (Stay classy, Pinside! )

    Peavlered with 0 up-votes
    However, there are 26+ Likes on Facebook and video evidence. The lore is always good to have. I usually discourage the use of proper names, but this one has earned special dispensation. Plus, the real live person is cool with it, which helps.

    => Clustervuk scheduled for promotion on November 29th
    => Seeing if 7-10 split and Pinagogue can get more support.

    #59 1 year ago

    Passing Pinterference: (or Lock-blocked)

    Also can be called "Ock-Blocked" when playing Spider-Man, or any other term that fits the game and theme. (Eg: Clock-blocked for FH/Rock-blocked for ACDC/Hawk-blocked for Avengers, etc)

    (Usually happens during multiball)

    Meaning: When a perfectly aimed ball (often to a very important shot) is blocked by a wayward ball or other thing/device, denying the player a very necessary score increase.

    Eg: On HS2, I nailed a perfect left orbit shot to the up/down ramp when it was down for a Super Jackpot. Unfortunately, a wayward ball also went up the right orbit simultaneously and triggered the ramp to open upwards, thus denying me a hefty 50 million SJP. I was gypped by Passing Pinterference. I was completely Lock Blocked.

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    #60 1 year ago

    Danger Zone

    1) That moment of time immediately after an aggressive save when everyone is watching the screen flash "DANGER", "DANGER DANGER", and wondering if it'll tilt or be safe.

    2) The subsequent game state where you have to play super carefully because you know any further move will tilt you out. Obviously extra potent on games with big bonus, or when trying to make a ball 3 comeback.

    Nominated by: Joe Schober
    Supported by 18+ "Likes" on the Fun With Bonus Facebook Group

    Example for reference: PAPA 18 Zach Sharpe v. Robert Gagno on Star Trek Pro
    Time index: 3h 45m 15s
    » YouTube video

    Other synonyms nominated:
    "Working Without a Net" - Keith Elwin
    "Borrowed Time" - Brian J Teyssier
    "(Flipping) On Thin Ice" - Greg Poverelli
    "Playing With House Money" - Colin MacAlpine

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    #61 1 year ago

    Nudge Fudge: You make a nice nudge to save the ball then drain shortly after due to bad flipper control.

    #62 1 year ago

    I love this one !

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    #63 1 year ago
    Quoted from FXR:

    I love this one !

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    That hat makes "Clustervuk" feel to me like it could be a sponsor for an auto race.

    "Welcome to the Clustervuk 500!"

    #64 1 year ago
    Quoted from FunWithBonus:

    The Flying Habitrail Monster touches all pinball players.

    I decided to add some secret, esoteric (and outright nerdy) mystique to the religion of Pinduism: The Freeplaysons! They are governed by the high priests known as the Pinisters.

    They are not an outwardly sect of pindividuals, but more underground and mysterious (add haunting da Vinci Code music for effect). Their symbol is not a compass and square, but a soldering iron and screwdriver....or whatever tools float your boat.

    The secret gesture is exactly like the sign of the cross, but carries a different meaning: (going from top, bottom, left and right).

    1) Striving for a high score
    2) Maximum drain prevention
    3) Left flipper shooting accuracy
    4) Right flipper shooting accuracy

    Now let the Trongegration rise!

    #65 1 year ago
    Quoted from FunWithBonus:

    That hat makes "Clustervuk" feel to me like it could be a sponsor for an auto race.
    "Welcome to the Clustervuk 500!"

    Maybe I should do some with the 500 on it too. I like the idea. Should be a lot of mayhem and action in the Clustervuk 500 !

    #66 1 year ago
    Quoted from JoelOmatik:

    I decided to add some secret, esoteric (and outright nerdy) mystique to the religion of Pinduism: The Freeplaysons! They are governed by the high priests known as the Pinisters.
    They are not an outwardly sect of pindividuals, but more underground and mysterious (add haunting da Vinci Code music for effect). Their symbol is not a compass and square, but a soldering iron and screwdriver....or whatever tools float your boat.
    The secret gesture is exactly like the sign of the cross, but carries a different meaning: (going from top, bottom, left and right).
    1) Striving for a high score
    2) Maximum drain prevention
    3) Left flipper shooting accuracy
    4) Right flipper shooting accuracy
    Now let the Trongegration rise!

    "You don't get rich writing science fiction. If you want to get rich, you start a religion." -- L. Ron Hubbard

    #67 1 year ago
    Quoted from FunWithBonus:

    "You don't get rich writing science fiction. If you want to get rich, you start a religion." -- L. Ron Hubbard

    Please donate some tokens as the charity baskets are passed around!

    #68 1 year ago

    "Underfield: Referring to the components mounted to the bottom of the playfield.

    #69 1 year ago

    I've never used any of these words. However, I do use some or all of the following on most games:

    Bulls*&t. As in "That's f*&king bulls&^t!" after almost all ball drains.
    F*&k You. As in "F*&k you!!!" after some of the other ball drains.
    Motherf*&ker. As in "MOTHERF*&KER!" after a ball drain immediately after starting Red Line Mania or Supercharger, in HS2.

    These may be used together in various combinations.

    #70 1 year ago

    Kickjack: When your ball goes past the kickback so fast that it either jumps the switch or beats the kickback therefore you get jacked out of your kickback.

    #71 1 year ago
    Quoted from JoelOmatik:

    The secret gesture is

    Just use the "M" sign for MULTIBALL!
    Note: Freemasons, Illuminati and Knights Templar will wonder which temple you belong and stuff.

    #72 1 year ago

    From reddit user ManicFrizz:

    Nintendo

    Where upon winning a game you enter someone else's initials. For example, Many people enter NES initials to show they are thinking about Neil Shatz, although this works for any initials, the popularity of Neil Shatz and his Nintendo initials started it all. Thank you NES

    #73 1 year ago
    Quoted from EvanDickson:

    I've never used any of these words. However, I do use some or all of the following on most games:
    Bulls*&t. As in "That's f*&king bulls&^t!" after almost all ball drains.
    F*&k You. As in "F*&k you!!!" after some of the other ball drains.
    Motherf*&ker. As in "MOTHERF*&KER!" after a ball drain immediately after starting Red Line Mania or Supercharger, in HS2.
    These may be used together in various combinations.

    I will neither confirm nor deny the use of these words during games of The Walking Dead.

    #74 1 year ago
    Quoted from SealClubber:

    Just use the "M" sign for MULTIBALL!
    Note: Freemasons, Illuminati and Knights Templar will wonder which temple you belong and stuff.

    I'm a proud member of the Pinagogue!

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    #75 1 year ago

    Bitch slapped: When you shoot the ball up and it hits the underside of an upper flipper and as the upper flipper goes back down it reverse flips the ball back down the drain! Happy New Year!

    #76 1 year ago

    Mag-NO Save:

    When the manga save option fails to save your ball, either by a weak magnet, or by bad timing.

    #77 1 year ago
    Quoted from JoelOmatik:

    Mag-NO Save:
    When the manga save option fails to save your ball, either by a weak magnet, or by bad timing.

    common in wcs

    #78 1 year ago

    Counter nudge: when playing split flipper and you and your partner both push on the cabinet at the same time trying to save a ball down the middle countering the nudge effect entirely.

    Used tonight in LOTR: "don't counter nudge me man!"

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    #79 1 year ago

    Shatzphemy: Failed attempts to Shatz the inlane (alley pass), either by flipping too early and banking off the slings, or flipping too late and draining.

    Shatzploitation: Continuous successful inlane Shatzing, obviously!

    #80 1 year ago
    Quoted from atariaction:

    Counter nudge: when playing split flipper and you and your partner both push on the cabinet at the same time trying to save a ball down the middle countering the nudge effect entirely.
    Used tonight in LOTR: "don't counter nudge me man!"

    This isn't so much a new pinball word as it is a description of what happened.

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    #81 1 year ago

    From Evan Bingham:

    Back Door Kickback

    When there's a center drain, and the ball rolls up the left apron and gets kicked back into play after hitting the left outlane switch

    #82 1 year ago

    When one rips the spinner to overtake their opponent and win the game that is what I like to call "Spinner, Spinner, Chicken Dinner!"

    #83 1 year ago

    "Dead Ball Foul"

    When a ball is hitting nothing but scoreless posts & such for so long... that that ball finder routine kicks in.

    #84 1 year ago
    Quoted from scottslash:

    "Dead Ball Foul"

    When a ball is hitting nothing but scoreless posts & such for so long... that that ball finder routine kicks in.

    Just saw other posts for same: Bricklayer, Skill Search, etc. Love em all!

    #85 1 year ago

    CATastrophe: When you leave the coin door open and your cat jumps in.

    #86 1 year ago

    "Skill Search" made my actually laugh audibly. I'm sure my coworkers think I'm nuts.

    #87 1 year ago

    Pintuition - 1. the art of knowing how to time a flipper so that you catch a ball or slow it down. 2. The art of rhythmically nudging a machine to get the ball to drop in a desired location. 3. the art of knowing how far to pull back the plunger to make the ball hit a specific target.

    #88 1 year ago
    Quoted from Onevox:

    Pintuition - 1. the art of knowing how to time a flipper so that you catch a ball or slow it down. 2. The art of rhythmically nudging a machine to get the ball to drop in a desired location. 3. the art of knowing how far to pull back the plunger to make the ball hit a specific target.

    4. Fees paid to institutions of higher learning devoted exclusively to pinball.

    #89 1 year ago
    Quoted from FunWithBonus:

    Plus, "crook" is good because it's related to robbery. It could be said that "Oh, they thought the bounce pass would be fine, but they got robbed by the crook."

    FWIW, ever since I saw this, I say "I got crooked." perfect, IMO.

    #90 1 year ago

    Micky Dee'd = When you order and pay for pinball parts that never turn up!

    #91 1 year ago

    Upper Flipper Bitch Slap:

    When a flipped upper flipper sends the ball down the side drain, rather than your intended target.

    Synonyms:

    -Flip n' Gyp
    -Flipped n' Tripped
    -Top Flip Gyp
    -Flip You In The Nuts
    -Upper Flipper Backhand Slap
    -Upper-handed
    -Upper handled
    -Upper Manhandled
    -Upper Flipper Tripper

    Commonly experienced on 3+ flipper games like: EBD, Captain F, HS2, TZ, etc.

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    #92 1 year ago

    What about a term for when the ball hits the glass........ "glass pass" or something!

    #93 1 year ago
    Quoted from atariaction:

    What about a term for when the ball hits the glass........ "glass pass" or something!

    Kinda obvious, but how 'bout "Hitting the glass ceiling" ?

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    #94 1 year ago

    Sling Shlonged

    Where the slings throw your ball back and forth then into the outlane.

    2 months later
    #95 1 year ago

    Commentating drain: when you are too busy commentating your own game play (often bragging about something ) that you lose control and drain.

    Back seat driver commentating drain: when your friend that is watching you play is commentating on your game play and causes you to lose the ball.

    #96 1 year ago
    Quoted from atariaction:

    Commentating drain: when you are too busy commentating your own game play (often bragging about something ) that you lose control and drain.
    Back seat driver commentating drain: when your friend that is watching you play is commentating on your game play and causes you to lose the ball.

    Inspired me to think of the Dot Draintrix, when you think you have the ball trapped and look up at the DMD, just to find out that the ball wasn't entirely under control and rolls off the flipper and drains.

    #97 1 year ago

    "Flipped it away."

    When you are trying like mad to get the ball under control, flip a flipper when you didn't need to and drain out the sides or center.

    #98 1 year ago
    Quoted from WaddleJrJr:

    Inspired me to think of the Dot Draintrix, when you think you have the ball trapped and look up at the DMD, just to find out that the ball wasn't entirely under control and rolls off the flipper and drains.

    Haha yep. We have all been there!

    -1
    #99 1 year ago

    tombstoned

    A collection of pinballs stood on their ends in storage, with or without heads.

    4 months later
    #100 8 months ago

    One ball wonder: someone who gets a great score based on the efforts of one ball only

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