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Junk Ball: A deliberate yet poor quality stroke producing a slower and harder-to-predict return that is introduced deliberately to upset the flow of the opposition.
Junk DNA: Stretches of dna that do not code for genes: most of the genome consists of so-called junk dna which may have regulatory and other functions. Also called non-coding dna.
Junket: A press event where companies show their wares to the press, and provide entertainment.
K-Mart Ball: Derogatory name for a ball that hits poorly or is ill fitting.
Junk Bonds: Bonds issued by companies in weak financial condition with large amounts of debt already outstanding: these bonds yield high rates of return because of the high risk.
Junk Bond: Junk bonds carry a higher-than-average risk of default, which means that the bond issuer may not be able to meet interest payments or repay the loan when it matures. Except for bonds that ar . . . View Full Definition
House Ball: A ball provided by the center to its customers. Usually, but not always, they are of less quality than modern high tech equipment, usually polyester or hard urethane, not resin. Sometimes us . . . View Full Definition
Jump Ball: A jump ball starts every game and occurs when a referee tosses the ball into the air between two players from opposite teams. During games a jump ball is called when two players from opposit . . . View Full Definition
Kill The Ball: To take the spin off the ball, resulting in a straight shot. Often used to maximimize accuracy on easy spare leaves.
Hitting The Big Ball Before The Little Ball: Another phrase for hitting the ball fat (the big ball being the earth)
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Malty: An aromatic sensation created by a moderately volatile set of aldehydes and ketones that produces sensations reminiscent of toasted grains.