slap shot


: a shot in ice hockey made with a swinging stroke

Examples of slap shot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Doughty made it 5-1 with 23 seconds remaining in the game on a slap shot. Joe Reedy, USA TODAY, 21 Feb. 2024 The Wings built on that two minutes later when Walman took a pass from David Perron and directed a slap shot on net. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 28 Jan. 2024 Doughty salvaged a point for Los Angeles by burying a power-play slap shot during a six-on-four advantage with 1:58 remaining in the third period to tie it 3-3. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 23 Jan. 2024 That’s when Eriksson Ek scored his team-leading 22nd goal of the season — sixth in his past five games and eighth on the power play — by deflecting a slap shot by Kirill Kaprizov past Juuse Saros. John Shipley, Twin Cities, 26 Jan. 2024 Gostisbehere had the Wings'' only chance during the man advantage, ripping a slap shot that Sergei Bobrovsky turned aside. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 18 Jan. 2024 The defenseman unwound a slap shot, ripping the puck from the blue line to pick up his second goal of the season. Detroit Free Press, 5 Jan. 2024 At 9:03, Yzerman tied it with a blistering power-play slap shot. Gene Myers, Detroit Free Press, 5 June 2022 Määttä had a scoring chance late in the second period, but his slap shot was denied by former Wings goalie Petr Mrazek. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 22 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of slap shot was in 1924

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“Slap shot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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slap shot

: a hard shot in ice hockey that is made with a swinging stroke

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