drop shot

noun

Definition of drop shot

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

1908

First Known Use of drop shot

1908


DROP SHOT Defined for English Language Learners

drop shot

noun

Definition of drop shot for English Language Learners

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


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