chip shot


Definition of chip shot

1 : a short usually low approach shot in golf that lofts the ball to the green and allows it to roll
2 : a short and easy field goal in football

Examples of chip shot in a Sentence

She hit a chip shot onto the green. He kicked a chip shot over the goalie's head.
Recent Examples on the Web The fourth and final major of the year is just a chip shot away at the birthplace of golf. Jay Ginsbach, Forbes, 29 June 2022 Then, 50 yards away from the pin, French’s chip shot bounces on the green and plops into the hole, like a rabbit being chased by a coyote. Globe Staff,, 10 June 2022 Thirty yards to the Chiefs 11, where the Bengals mess around for the next eight plays until E. McPherson makes the game-winning chip shot. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 27 Jan. 2022 Ohio State wound up with a chip shot field goal with nine seconds left. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 Jan. 2022 That preparation paid off in the Rose Bowl, where his 19-yard chip shot with nine seconds to play broke a 45-45 tie. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 2 Jan. 2022 Mike Hollis missed a 33-yard field goal in the third quarter for the Bills in the freezing cold (with wind chill at 13 degrees), with wind completely sweeping the chip shot away. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 15 Nov. 2021 But the winning placement, from 44 yards, was no chip shot. Don Norcross, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Oct. 2021 Alabama’s had won 19 straight before the chip shot sailed through the uprights. Michael Casagrande |, al, 10 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of chip shot

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Chip shot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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