sweet spot


Definition of sweet spot 

: the area around the center of mass of a bat, racket, or head of a club that is the most effective part with which to hit a ball

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The front zippered pocket coupled with side and back pockets hit the sweet spot between too many and too few. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, "The Best Shorts for Men," 1 June 2018 Staying in 4-Low provides a 4:1 crawl ratio, which is a sweet spot of rock-crawling capability in the off-road world. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "2018 Jeep Wrangler rules the off-road world," 26 Apr. 2018 Somewhere south of 20 grand there's a sweet spot of cheap miles and wide smiles. Car and Driver, "Comparison Tests," 30 Mar. 2018 Like Trine's former eponymous brand, Amigo Modern hits a current sweet spot by mixing pale pinks with earth tones and natural hues. Madeleine Luckel, Vogue, "16 of the Most Innovative Furniture Designers Who Manufacture in the U.S.," 4 July 2018 Last: 16 Stats: 11.3 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 55.6% FG The late teens are feeling like a sweet spot for Smith, a hyper-athletic project in need of serious skill development but with enough of a ceiling to become a starting-caliber player one day. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "2018 NBA Mock Draft 11.0: Trade Rumors and Final Picks for Both Rounds," 21 June 2018 Lillard searches for the sweet spot between taking charge and letting go. Sean Meagher, OregonLive.com, "Trail Blazers links: On 'Dame Time' and Lillard's leadership," 5 Apr. 2018 But those efforts may not pan out if the price of oil dips below the sweet spot for shale oil profit in the neighborhood of $55 to $60 per barrel. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: Trump took a long break this December. His environmental deputies did not.," 2 Jan. 2018 There’s the Nomar Garciaparra bat that has ball marks all centered on the sweet spot of the barrel. Stan Grossfeld, BostonGlobe.com, "This guy has 757 Red Sox bats, and each one tells a story," 5 July 2018

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circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

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