slap shot


Definition of slap shot

: a shot in ice hockey made with a swinging stroke

Examples of slap shot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Before Oleksiak ripped a slap shot to win the game, Stars captain Jamie Benn was ejected from the game for boarding Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson in the second period. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "Stars’ physical win over Coyotes sets up Western Conference showdown against St. Louis," 20 Feb. 2020 After about a minute’s worth of passing, Filip Hronek tried a slap shot but the Wings suffered their seventh straight loss to drop to 3-8-0. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Red Wings shutout, 2-0, by Buffalo Sabres for seventh straight loss," 25 Oct. 2019 Nashville's lead lasted just 38 seconds as Pulock fired a slap shot past Rinne to tie it with his fifth. USA TODAY, "Josi scores in OT to rally Predators past Islanders, 5-4," 5 Feb. 2018 Boston bolstered its advantage minutes later when 42-year-old defenseman Zdeno Chara rifled a slap shot from near the blue line through traffic in front of the net. Kyle Fredrickson, The Denver Post, "Avalanche stay undefeated with 4-2 comeback victory against Bruins," 10 Oct. 2019 Not as sweet as a slap shot from the point, but a smooth ale and a smidgen hoppier than a typical amber. Marc Bona, cleveland, "10 beers to try in April (photos)," 12 Apr. 2020 Jeff Petry got the puck from Nick Suzuki and wound up for a slap shot from just inside the blue line, firing the puck through traffic. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Red Wings own Canadiens, sweep season series with 4-3 win," 19 Feb. 2020 Johns now has two goals this season using his cannon of a slap shot from the blue line and has begun seeing time on the penalty kill again. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "Anton Khudobin says Senators forward Brady Tkachukis is ‘too young to dive’ after Stars overtime loss," 17 Feb. 2020 With the Rangers’ defense backing in, Dillon skated to the mid-slot and fired a slap shot past goalie Alexandar Georgiev for his first of the season. Ross Mckeon,, "Bob Boughner’s first game with Sharks is loss to Rangers," 12 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of slap shot

1924, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jun 2020

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“Slap shot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of slap shot

ice hockey : a shot that is made by swinging your stick with a lot of force

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