1
: tip-in
2
: a very short easy putt in golf

Examples of tap-in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Olson, a sophomore, broke through at 6 minutes, 16 seconds with a backdoor tap-in off a shot from Boreen. Mike Cook, Twin Cities, 16 Feb. 2024 Murphy’s second goal of the game, her 24th of the season, came on a pretty cross-crease pass from Huber for a backdoor tap-in. Dean Spiros, Twin Cities, 26 Jan. 2024 So did Finau, whose 61-foot eagle putt lipped out on the par-5 finishing hole, leaving him with a tap-in birdie. Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Jan. 2024 Terry scored at 3:05 of the second on a tap-in off of an Adam Henrique feed. Los Angeles Times, 10 Jan. 2024 In the 77th minute, Hlongwane delivered a pass across the face of the goal to an unmarked Reynoso for a simple tap-in for his second of the night. oregonlive, 1 July 2023 Flesch seized control early by playing the opening six holes at Norwood Hills in 6-under par, including an eagle on the par-5 second hole when his approach caught a slope at the back of the green and rolled back to tap-in range. Associated Press, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Sep. 2023 Hull holed out from a greenside bunker for eagle at the par-five 11th to trim the lead to three shots, but Vu responded with a tap-in birdie at No. 12 and was never threatened down the stretch. Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, 13 Aug. 2023 Thomas’ tap-in for par on the 18th was the last shot played on that hole before bad weather took the golfers off the course. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 6 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tap-in was in 1948

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“Tap-in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tap-in. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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