Glossary

From "airmail" to "slider" and everything in between, these are just some of the terms you're likely to hear around a cornhole court!

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  • Airmail
    When you throw the bag straight through the hole.
  • Blocker
    When you land a bag in the middle of the board in an attempt to keep your opponent from sliding the bag into the hole.
  • Cannonball
    When an airmail drags 1 or more other bags into the hole with it. See also "Waterfall" and "Everybody into the Pool" Credit: Nic Feinstein
  • Cliffhanger
    A bag hanging off the back or side of the board.
  • Court
    A set of two cornhole boards set up 27 feet from edge to edge, ready for a game!
  • Dirty Bag
    When the bag lands on the floor without touching the board.
  • Drag
    When you pull a bag that's sitting on the board into the hole with another bag, whether a slider or an airmail.
  • Everybody into the Pool!
    Fun thing to say when somebody throws a cannonball or a waterfall.
  • Foul Line
    The front edge of the board is the foul line. When throwing the bag you need to release it before your foot touches the ground in front of the foul line.
  • Four Bagger
    When you get all four bags in the hole in a frame.
  • Lane
    One of the two sides of a cornhole court.
  • Leaner
    A bag that's overhanging the hole.
  • No Blood
    Another term for "wash."
  • Pitcher's Box
    The space beside a board from which you must throw the bag. It extends the length of the board, and 3 feet from its edge. At least one part of one foot must be within the pitcher's box when you release the bag.
  • Push
    When you push one bag that's on the board into the hole with a slider.
  • Rim Job
    When you miss the hole by so little that the bag catches the hole and slides around it, but doesn't drop.
  • Scoreholio
    An app that makes cornhole more fun by automating round robin play and providing interactive scoreboards and a dashboard for real-time scoring.
  • Slider
    When you land the bag on the board in such a way that it slides into the hole.
  • Tumblefuck
    When your opponent has a bag land funny, tumble over a bunch of bags and fuck you by inexplicably finding its way into the damn hole. Note that when the same thing happens to your bag, that's an "I mean to do that." : )
  • Wash
    When two players earn the same number of points, which cancel each other out, resulting in no score change for the frame.
  • Waterfall
    When a slider drags 1 or more other bags into the hole with it. See also "Cannonball" and "Everybody into the Pool" Credit: Mike Carwin

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