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)
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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.
Yet the holes don’t show any trackway pattern, and there is almost no overlap among the divots.
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Origin and Etymology of divot
alteration of earlier Scots devat, from Middle English (Scots) duvat
First Known Use: 1586
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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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