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Posted by R. Berg on October 12, 2005

In Reply to: Turkey posted by Harvey on October 12, 2005

: In bowling when a person gets three strikes in a row it is called a Turkey. What originated Turkey as a term for three strikes in a row?

My slang dictionaries don't say. I always assumed the reason was the similar sounds of "turkey" and "three" or "third," but I don't really know.