Hereís a handy-dandy marble glossary with definitions from our site.We hope that you find what youíre looking for in our collection of terms.
Aggie: Real Aggies are made of a mineral called agate. In the 1800s,machine made aggies changed the game of marbles. They were harder and made better shooters. Aggies are one of the goodies given to the winners of the National Marbles Tournament.
Alley: Alley is short for alabaster. Alleys are made of true blue marbles made of true blue marble or a glass marble made to look like a real marble. Confusing isnít it?
Bombsies: Bombsies is when you try to drop your marble onto another marble. Try it,itís cool!
Catís eye: A marble made of clear glass with a swirl of color inside.
Dubs: When a player hits two or more marbles out of the area, it is called dubs.
For fair: When you play for fair, you alwys get your marbles back.
Fudging: If you fudge, you lift your hand off the ground before you shoot.
Handspan: A handspan is a measurement used in tons
of games. It goes from the end of your pinky to the end of your thumb.
Hunching: Donít hunch, it means youíre moving over the line while you shoot.
Keepsies: Keepsies is the opposite of for fair.
You get to keep the marbles.
Kimmie: Any target in a marble game is called a kimmie.
Knuckle down: This is the better way to shoot a marble. One of your knuckles must be kept on the ground when you shoot.
Lagging: This is a way to find out who goes first. To lag, roll a marble toward a target. Whoever hits it, goes first.
Mib: Long,long,long ago,mib meant a clay marble. Nowadays mib means a target in any marble game.
Mibster: A mibster is a person who plays marbles.
Plunking: Plunking is fun.When you plunk, you make your marble bounce or jump before it hits the marble.
Snooger: A snooger is a target thatís hit out of itís position but is still in the ring. Riding a snooger means knocking a snooger out of the ring while making your shooter end up closer to the center of the ring.
Taw: This word is another word for shooter. Rules of the National Marble Tournament say that a taw may not be any bigger than 3/4 of an inch wide or smaller than 1/2 an inch.
Taw line: This is the line where you shoot your
taw at the targets.
Created By The North Rose Elementary ThinkQuest Junior Team