chip shot

noun

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

  1. She hit a chip shot onto the green.

  2. He kicked a chip shot over the goalie's head.

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First Known Use of chip shot

1909

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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CHIP SHOT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of chip shot for English Language Learners

  • golf : a very short shot that is made from an area near the green

  • soccer + rugby : a short kick that lifts a ball high in the air

  • American football : a short and easy field goal


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