chip shot


: a short usually low approach shot in golf that lofts the ball to the green and allows it to roll
: 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 Butker’s chip shot tied it, 19-19, at the end of regulation. Sean Gregory, TIME, 12 Feb. 2024 The key sequence: defensive end Olivier Vernon shoved Jaguars tight end Clay Harbor after the whistle, drawing a personal foul that turned a long pressure kick for Myers into a chip shot. Adam H. Beasley, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Carlson, the rookie out of Auburn, missed a 41-yard chip shot that would have put the Packers up by a touchdown with 6:21 left. Danny Emerman, The Mercury News, 21 Jan. 2024 Green Bay 17, Tampa Bay 14 (Packers miss playoffs) Martin Gramatica famously missed a 40-yard field goal in the final seconds of regulation for Tampa Bay at frigid Lambeau Field, and Ryan Longwell's chip shot in overtime kept the Packers' playoff hopes alive, but only briefly. Journal Sentinel, 2 Jan. 2024 But unlike Svensson, his chip shot rolled into the cup for a birdie. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 15 June 2023 Read more Rory McIlroy maintained his media silence after a chip shot blunder on the final hole at the US Open. USA TODAY, 16 June 2023 Brian Harman's hot start gives him outright lead Brian Harman shot out to a lead during the second round after making four birdies in a row on the front nine and currently has a three-shot lead at 8-under, after saving par at 12 with an incredible chip shot from the rough. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 21 July 2023 Sinclair narrowly missed the far post with a left-footed strike in the 79th minute, and Leon appeared to score a chip shot in the 82nd on a feed ahead from Sophia Smith but was narrowly offsides. oregonlive, 13 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of chip shot was in 1899

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“Chip shot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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