(In tenpin bowling) a nonscoring ball that enters the gutter before reaching the pins.
- But he has committed deal-breaker after deal-breaker here, bowled gutter ball after gutter ball.
- My wrist does this weird twisty thing that I can't control and I end up playing gutter ball for ten frames.
- I threw a gutter ball, screwing up my spare from the frame before.
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Syllabification: gut·ter ball
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