closed stance

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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, Philly.com, 26 Feb. 2018 On Sunday, Franco began with an almost closed stance. Matt Breen, Philly.com, 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

Dictionary Entries Near closed stance

Cite this Entry

“Closed stance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/closed%20stance. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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