closed stance

noun

Definition of closed stance

: a stance (as in golf) in which the forward foot is closer to the line of play than the back foot — compare open stance

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On Sunday, Franco began with an almost closed stance. Matt Breen, Philly.com, "The Phillies have altered Maikel Franco's batting stance," 26 Feb. 2018 On Sunday, Franco began with an almost closed stance. Matt Breen, Philly.com, "The Phillies have altered Maikel Franco's batting stance," 26 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of closed stance

1909, in the meaning defined above

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