drop shot

noun

Definition of drop shot

: a delicately hit shot (as in tennis or squash) that drops quickly after crossing the net or dies after hitting a wall

Examples of drop shot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By the third set, Rybakina had gained decisive momentum, and despite a thrilling fight back from Jabeur with the help of a breathtaking drop shot halfway through, Rybakina maintained her lead, eventually defeating Jabeur 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. Liam Hess, Vogue, 9 July 2022 Jabeur, who uses as many spins and slices and variety as anyone in the game, parlayed a drop shot and a lob into love-40 on Rybakina’s serve. Howard Fendrich, Chicago Tribune, 9 July 2022 In the third set, Alcaraz again used the forehand drop shot to hold for a 3-2 lead. Adam Zagoria, Forbes, 7 May 2022 Pegula tried a drop shot, and Swiatek ran to it, reaching out to flip the ball over the net at an impossible angle. Howard Fendrich, BostonGlobe.com, 1 June 2022 If Ruud dried a drop shot, odds are a relentless Nadal would bull-charge towards the net to smack it past his opponent. Sean Gregory, Time, 5 June 2022 Michael Chang, who won the French Open in 1989 at 17, came with his daughter, Lani, who displayed an awfully familiar-looking drop shot and buried her nose in a Rick Riordan novel on the shuttle bus between the courts and the hotel. New York Times, 1 May 2022 On his serve, though, the 6-foot-11 American closed to 4-3, hitting winners on a drop shot and a forehand. Beth Harris, ajc, 17 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of drop shot

1908, in the meaning defined above

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1 Aug 2022

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“Drop shot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drop%20shot. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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