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

She hit a chip shot onto the green. He kicked a chip shot over the goalie's head.
Recent Examples on the Web Espinoza finished with a chip shot into the left corner, giving the Earthquakes a 2-0 lead in the 49th minute. San Francisco Chronicle, "Earthquakes welcome back fans with 3-1 over Dallas," 24 Apr. 2021 Woods’ final-round chip shot on No. 16 started way left of the hole, obediently caught the slope, trickled down, curled, slowed, briefly stopped … and then dramatically disappeared. Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle, "Masters offers storied stage, and stiff challenge, for S.F. native Will Zalatoris," 7 Apr. 2021 Abbey Springs Golf Course in Lake Geneva is planning a $2.5 million upgrade, but the renovation is no chip shot. Ricardo Torres, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Abbey Springs Golf Course in Lake Geneva to tee off on $2.5 million renovation, plans to finish in April 2022," 3 Mar. 2021 Kicker Wil Lutz, who missed a pair of field goals, including what is typically a 44-yard chip shot in the first quarter. Rod Walker, NOLA.com, "Walker: Saints have plenty of blame to go around, but no panic after clunker loss to Eagles," 14 Dec. 2020 In that same game, Eagles kicker Jake Elliott doinked a 22-yard chip shot right off the left upright. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, "NFL Week 14 winners and losers: Pittsburgh Steelers are reeling with broken running game," 15 Dec. 2020 One win was the opener in Cincinnati, where the Bengals’ kicker cramped-up on a probable chip shot that would have sent the game into OT. Nick Canepa Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Pink slip could be blowing in direction of Chargers’ Anthony Lynn," 7 Nov. 2020 Kamara, leading the NFL in yards from scrimmage, finished with 96 yards receiving and 67 yards rushing, including a 20-yard burst to make Lutz's game-winner a chip shot. Rod Walker, NOLA.com, "Walker: Saints are missing a lot this year, but 'grit and toughness' overflowing in 5-2 start," 1 Nov. 2020 That worked well until DiMaccio also pushed a 23-yard chip shot wide after earlier making a 22-yard field goal. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "Ohio State football’s Blake Haubeil left Penn State win with groin injury, leaving Buckeyes' kicking game shaky," 1 Nov. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'chip shot.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of chip shot

1909, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about chip shot

Time Traveler for chip shot

Time Traveler

The first known use of chip shot was in 1909

See more words from the same year

Statistics for chip shot

Last Updated

8 May 2021

Cite this Entry

“Chip shot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chip%20shot. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for chip shot

chip shot

noun

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

More from Merriam-Webster on chip shot

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about chip shot

Comments on chip shot

What made you want to look up chip shot? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Used by Nabokov Quiz

  • image1676440788
  • Choose the best definition or synonym for the word in bold: "There are some eructations that sound like cheers—at least, mine did." Lolita
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!