drop shot


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 Federer used a drop shot against Istomin to earn a break point in the opening game, then converted it with a forehand winner, before holding to go up 2-0. John Leicester And Samuel Petrequin, Star Tribune, 31 May 2021 The Serb's backhand down the line was looking particularly potent in the opening exchanges and his touch for a number of early drop shot attempts was feather-light. Matias Grez, CNN, 13 June 2021 Then Tsitsipas hit a drop shot that landed just a few feet from the net. Matthew Futterman, New York Times, 13 June 2021 Djokovic seized the third set tiebreak after Nadal hit a backhand drop shot and Djokovic raced forward to push the ball into Nadal’s forehand corner where the Spaniard hit a high return wide. Adam Zagoria, Forbes, 11 June 2021 At Lewis Smith, spots are spawning in deep water, typically 6 to 10 feet and even deeper on gravel points and humps—crawl a small shaky-head type jig or drop shot rig over these areas to get the bites. Frank Sargeant, al, 29 Apr. 2021 The scented Berkley Trout Worms could do well on these drop shot rigs especially with Wacky rigging. Bill May, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 20 Mar. 2021 Expert angler Billy Zeller, takes big, cruising carp in Loch Raven fishing flies on drop shot rigs. Bill May, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 20 Mar. 2021 Schwartzman went to net 71 times; Thiem 53, often to track down a deft drop shot. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, 6 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of drop shot

1908, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jul 2021

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“Drop shot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drop%20shot. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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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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