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 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,, "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,, "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

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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 14 May. 2021.

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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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