chip shot

chip shot
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chip shot]
    • /tʃɪp ʃɒt/
    • /tʃɪp ʃɒt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chip shot]
    • /tʃɪp ʃɒt/

Definitions of chip shot words

  • noun chip shot a short approach shot to the green, esp one that is lofted 3
  • noun chip shot a short, lofted shot, made esp. from just off the putting green 3
  • noun chip shot a shot that is purposely hit fairly high into the air and is meant to roll upon landing, used in approaching the green. 1
  • noun chip shot (golf) An approach shot made from a location a short distance from the golf green in which the ball is launched into the air with only low or moderate force, so that it will land on the green and roll toward the hole. 0
  • noun chip shot (American football) A relatively easy field goal, made from a short distance. 0
  • noun chip shot (soccer) A shot in which the ball is kicked from underneath with accuracy but with less than maximum force, to launch it high into the air in order either to pass it over the heads of opponents or to score a goal. 0

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Origin of chip shot

First appearance:

before 1905
One of the 15% newest English words
First recorded in 1905-10

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Parts of speech for Chip shot


chip shot popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

chip shot usage trend in Literature

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