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 Before the playoff, however, Woods' chip shot on No. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, "Day 30 without sports 😭: How much have we missed in the last month?," 10 Apr. 2020 However, what would've been an easy chip shot field goal for Ole Miss kicker Luke Logan to tie the game was pushed back to field goal range after Moore was flagged for his touchdown celebration. Allen Kim, CNN, "A college football player's crude touchdown celebration cost Ole Miss a win in the Egg Bowl," 29 Nov. 2019 Behind him, a masticator, part of an 894-acre project for the U.S. Forest Service, mows down a pinyon pine and sucks it into a drum with massive metal teeth that grind up the tree; ruler-sized wood chips shoot out the back. Jennifer Oldham, National Geographic, "Forests on Utah’s public lands may soon be torn out. Here’s why.," 3 Sep. 2019 That’s where Tom Watson improbably holed his chip shot to move ahead of Jack Nicklaus on the 71st hole of the 1982 U.S. Open. Ron Kroichick,, "Pebble Beach’s 17th hole could torment players in this week’s U.S. Open," 9 June 2019 An hour later Scott Stallings was on the green in three at the par-4 14th and took 9, putting off the green and having his first chip shot return off the slope. Steve Dimeglio, USA TODAY, "Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson off to very rough start at U.S. Open," 14 June 2018 Balls that miss the green to the right are faced with a difficult chip shot to an elevated green. star-telegram, "How to play the Trinity Forest golf course: Be creative and embrace the character | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 16 May 2018 Hedlund missed two chip shot field goals against TCU and won’t be kicking for the Razorbacks again. John Nabors, ajc, "Arkansas Razorbacks podcast: Hogs are in some serious trouble," 11 Sep. 2017 Rookie kicker Zane Gonzalez missed another chip shot by NFL standards and an extra point. Dan Labbe,, "Shorthanded Browns fold against Case Keenum, Vikings: Browns instant analysis," 29 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of chip shot

1909, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Chip shot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of chip shot

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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