div·​ot | \ ˈdi-vət How to pronounce divot (audio) \

Definition of divot

1 Scotland : a square of turf or sod
2 : a loose piece of turf (such as one dug from a golf fairway in making a shot)

Examples of divot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The back has a sizable camera bump for the single-lens camera and a divot for your finger, which could be a button, or a fingerprint reader, or both. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Essential’s new smartphone has the aspect ratio of a TV remote," 9 Oct. 2019 There’s this divot or valley here—what’s going on with you? Christine Smallwood, The New Yorker, "Astrology in the Age of Uncertainty," 21 Oct. 2019 But a Division III college football game was played at the stadium Saturday, and even though the grounds crew worked on the field overnight, the grass was loose in places, leaving visible divots and slowing several passes. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, "Galaxy beat Minnesota, will face LAFC next in MLS playoffs," 20 Oct. 2019 Consider as well the egalitarianism represented halftime entertainment, which is a divot stomp. Alan Behr, chicagotribune.com, "Horseshoes and straw hats: a day of polo in Connecticut," 24 Sep. 2019 But the trays are not user-friendly, with little divots that hold dipping sauces and cooked (or uncooked?) meat. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Review: Hot and bothered at Black Rock in Fort Lauderdale, home of DIY steaks and mystery drink prices," 11 Sep. 2019 But there’s a catch: an animal must be the one responsible for the sculpture and can use nothing but its tongue to shape divots, swirls and whorls into the 50-pound square block. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian, "Who Says Horses and Cows Can’t Be Artists?," 21 Aug. 2019 Using your fingertips, press center of each patty down until about 1/2 inch-thick, creating slight divot. Washington Post, "A burger that could transport you to the Greek islands," 29 July 2019 Using your fingertips, press center of each patty down until about 1/2-inch thick, creating slight divot. Chris Ross, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Skillet-cooked turkey burger has West Coast vibe," 16 July 2019

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First Known Use of divot

1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for divot

alteration of earlier Scots devat, from Middle English (Scots) duvat

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The first known use of divot was in 1586

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7 Dec 2019

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“Divot.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divot. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of divot

: a loose piece of grass and dirt that is dug out of the ground when the ground is struck by something (such as a golf club)

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