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

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Smallmouth anglers are casting tube jigs, drop shot rigs and live bait rigs with crayfish or shiner minnows around structure in 24 to 28 feet of water. D'arcy Egan, cleveland.com, "Lake Erie walleye fishing still a party, despite weather: May 21 Fishing Report," 21 June 2019 On the first, Wawrinka struck a fine drop shot from the service line with Federer in a troublesome position. Ravi Ubha, CNN, "Federer, Nadal to meet at French Open for first time since 2011," 4 June 2019 Williams broke for a 4-2 lead in the second when Goerges tried a rare drop shot that caught the top of the net tape and fell on her side. Howard Fendrich, Fox News, "Serena Williams nears 8th Wimbledon title, 24th Slam overall," 13 July 2018 Williams broke for a 4-2 lead in the second when Goerges tried a rare drop shot that caught the top of the net tape and fell on her side. Howard Fendrich, Fox News, "Serena Williams nears 8th Wimbledon title, 24th Slam overall," 13 July 2018 Williams broke for a 4-2 lead in the second when Goerges tried a rare drop shot that caught the top of the net tape and fell on her side. Howard Fendrich, Fox News, "Serena Williams nears 8th Wimbledon title, 24th Slam overall," 13 July 2018 Williams broke for a 4-2 lead in the second when Goerges tried a rare drop shot that caught the top of the net tape and fell on her side. Howard Fendrich, Fox News, "Serena Williams nears 8th Wimbledon title, 24th Slam overall," 13 July 2018 Williams broke for a 4-2 lead in the second when Goerges tried a rare drop shot that caught the top of the net tape and fell on her side. Howard Fendrich, Fox News, "Serena Williams nears 8th Wimbledon title, 24th Slam overall," 13 July 2018 Williams broke for a 4-2 lead in the second when Goerges tried a rare drop shot that caught the top of the net tape and fell on her side. Howard Fendrich, Fox News, "Serena Williams nears 8th Wimbledon title, 24th Slam overall," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of drop shot

1908, in the meaning defined above

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drop shot

noun

English Language Learners Definition of drop shot

: a softly hit shot in tennis or a similar game that falls quickly after passing over the net

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