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

Examples of closed stance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To anyone who will listen (and some who won’t), Richard Williams demands that his young daughters Venus and Serena use an open-stance technique, not the closed stance favored by most others. Los Angeles Times, 25 Jan. 2023 Roberts said part of the problem might stem from Kimbrel’s closed stance.. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2022 On Sunday, Franco began with an almost closed stance. Matt Breen,, 26 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of closed stance was in 1909

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Cite this Entry

“Closed stance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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