Popular Terms in Carrom in Carrom

What are the most popular terms used in the game of Carrom?

Some of the most popular terms used in the game of carrom are as follows -

  • Queen – The single red colour carrommen is known as the Queen. It is usually located at the center of the board before the game starts.
  • Foul – When the player tends to strike wrongly against the rules of the game, it is considered as a foul. A foul of the player implies that the player is supposed to miss a chance which was supposed to be played.
  • Break – Break implies the first strike of the game on the board.
  • Push – During the play, a sudden jerk of board is known as push. Even this is considered as foul.
  • Strike – When the player hits the carrommen with the striker, it is known as strike.
  • Due – When a foul is being committed by the player, the player has to face the penalty and should place one of his carrommen in the center.
  • Penalty – Penalty is applicable when the rules or the laws of the game are being violated by the player.
  • Covering – In order to cover the queen, a specific carrommen is being pocketed, which is known as covering.
  • Thumbing – When the strike is being played by using the thumb of the player, it is known as Thumbing.
  • White slam – When at the first strike itself or at the first turn itself, when all the white carrommen are pocketed with or without the queen, it is known as White slam.
  • Black slam − When at the first strike itself or at the first turn itself, when all the black carrommen are pocketed with or without the queen, it is known as Black slam.

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