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Glossary of Terms - S

The beirut (beer pong) glossary of terms is the most complete lexicon of terminology and slang available. If you use a beirut (beer pong) term that we have not included in this glossary, then email us using the Contact Form.

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»  Salad Tosser
A player that has a streak of rim job shots.
See Also: Rim Job (Shot)
»  Satellite Cup
Extra cups placed to either side of a basic setup. Will often be money cups. [More Info]
See Also: Money Cup
»  Setup
An arrangement of cups.
Related Terms: Arrangement, Aztec, Bridge, Consolidation, Diamond, Dipper, Final Cup, Firing Squad, Flank, Flying V, Formation, Gambit, Lone Wolf, Split, Triangle of Death / Triangle of Skill, Wall, Wing
»  Shooter
A player that has legal possession of a ball during their turn to shoot. [More Info]
See Also: Player
»  Shooting Arc
The arc projected on a plane perpendicular to the table by the ball during its flight, from the instant it leaves the shooter's hand to the instant it makes first contact. [More Info]
See Also: Shot
Related Terms: Laser, Rainbow
»  Shooting Area
The area from which legal shots must be attempted. [More Info]
See Also: Shot
Related Terms: Leaner, Shot Line
»  Shooting Line
The line projected on a plane parallel to the table by the ball during its flight, from the instant it leaves the shooter's hand to the instant it makes first contact. [More Info]
See Also: Shot
»  Shooting Order
See Instead: Order of Play
»  Short Change
When a shooter sinks the first ball of a turn in the opposing team's final cup, and then waives their team's second shot. The opposing team may then attempt redemption using only one ball. [More Info]
See Also: Redemption
»  Shot
When the shooter propels the ball forward from a position within the shooting area with the intention of sinking it in one of the opposing team's cups. [More Info]
Related Terms: Aim Small - Miss Small, Air Ball, Bounce Shot, Called Shot, Celebrity Shot, Grip, Knock Over Shot, Luck Shot, Pre-Shot Routine, Preemptive Shot / Strike, Shooting Arc, Shooting Area, Shooting Line, Sneaky Pete, Snipe Shot, Throw
»  Shot Line
A line that a shooter must stand behind when shooting. [More Info]
See Also: Shooting Area
Related Terms: Elbow Rule
»  Shut Out
When one team succesfully removes all of the other team's cups from the table without having one of their own removed.
Related Terms: Naked Rule
»  Sink / Sunk
A ball shall be deemed sunk if while it is in play it contacts the surface of the beverage contained within the cup. [More Info]
See Also: Ball
»  Sneaky Pete
Someone who places a ball in one of their opponents' cups when they are not looking and claims to have hit their shot. Someone who is a cheater.
See Also: Shot
»  Snipe Cup
A cup that has been hit by a snipe shot. [More Info]
See Also: Snipe Shot
Related Terms: Monkey Cup
»  Snipe Shot
An attempt to shoot the ball into a cup that has been removed from play, but still contains beverage. Some beirut (beer pong) rule variations require the defending team to remove a cup or to forfeit the game following a successful snipe shot. [More Info]
See Also: Shot
Related Terms: Monkey Shot, Snipe Cup
»  Speed Pong
A variation of beirut (beer pong) played without a turn based order of play.
See Also: Beirut
»  Split
A setup with two non-adjacent cups remaining.

[More Info]
See Also: Setup
»  Split Finger Overhand Grip
A grip in which the ball is held between the first phalange of the index and middle fingers with the side of the hand facing the cups.

[More Info]
See Also: Grip
Related Terms: Kung Fu Action Grip, Peace Grip, Rock-Paper-Scissor Grip
»  Spoils of War
When a team is required to consume all of the remaining beverage contained within both their team's and the opposing team's cups after losing a game. [More Info]
See Also: Beverage
»  Strip Beirut
A variation of beirut (beer pong) when players are required to remove an article of clothing when the opposing team hits one of their cups.
See Also: Beirut
»  Sudden Death
A variation of beirut (beer pong) when a team does not receive a turn to attempt redemption.
See Also: Redemption

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Disclaimer: Beirut (beer pong) can be played with alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages, or no beverage at all. If you choose to play beirut (beer pong) with alcoholic beverages, you should be of legal drinking age and drink responsibly.