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)
Recent Examples of divot from the Web
Any one of these hyper-speed projectiles could cause impact damage ranging from divots to explosions.
The illusion is almost perfect, with tones of green that fade from the near black of the peel to a grassy pale color in the divot where the pit should go.
Blowing past a fresh crop of web-development hires, the coil-spring suspension smoothed every carpet divot while the four Primo tires swished in harmony with the 0.5-hp electric motor.
The pavement is pocked with softball-sized divots that could trip up a walker or a stroller wheel.
The event benefits Company E’s Capital Dance Program and includes dance performances, a halftime champagne divot stomp, impromptu painting by Timoteo Murphy, and live and silent auctions. 4:30-9 p.m. Summerhill Farm, 18411 Beallsville Rd.,
After taking a chunk of turf on a shot, golfers should fill the divot with sand and then smooth the sand so it’s even with the surrounding grass.
To his left, in the wall above his head, a divot made by Donnes’s National Lampoon coffee mug memorialized one of his lower moments.
The crowd erupted in cheers, while Johnson simply smiled and used his shoe to tamp down the corners of his divot.
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Origin and Etymology of divot
alteration of earlier Scots devat, from Middle English (Scots) duvat
First Known Use: 1586See Words from the same year
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Definition of divot for English Language Learners
: 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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