open stance


Definition of open stance

: a stance (as in golf) in which the forward foot is farther from the line of play than the back foot — compare closed stance

Examples of open stance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Biden has pledged to take a more open stance on immigration. Clare Duffy, CNN, "Why Big Tech may be hoping for a Joe Biden presidency," 4 Nov. 2020 The Trump administration has increased its economic pressure on Cuba, reversing the Obama administration’s shift to a more open stance toward the nation that had led to an increase in travel between the two countries. Mengqi Sun, WSJ, "Use of Sanctions as U.S. Foreign-Policy Tool Would Likely Continue Under Biden," 30 Oct. 2020 Those who support educational diversity should confront Harvard’s open stance that race diversity is not as important as Harvard’s competitive standing in Ivy League intercollegiate sports. Meghan Liu, Washington Post, "The Harvard affirmative action decision is not a loss for Asian Americans," 4 Oct. 2019 Verizon Wireless, Starry and Dish Network are all rolling out or planning 5G systems in metro Denver, which is an early adopter and has taken a more open stance than some other cities. Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post, "5G wireless technology is coming to Denver. It will amaze and, possibly, disappoint.," 4 Oct. 2019 Edwards bats from an open stance and manages to stay balanced with a strong swing. Wells Dusenbury,, "Marlins continue targeting college bats on Day 2 of MLB draft; land intriguing HS pitcher," 4 June 2019 Devers lowered his hands, ditched the open stance for a more neutral one, and focused on keeping his front hip in longer—something Martinez does as well as anybody in baseball. Staff,, "Nine Innings: Inside J.D. Martinez's Essential Role With the Red Sox and the Best of Mike Trout," 25 June 2018 His wide, open stance would often leave him vulnerable. Matt Breen,, "Phillies hit two grand slams, Maikel Franco stays hot to thump Marlins," 7 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of open stance

1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Open stance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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