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

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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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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