American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A piece of turf torn up by a golf club in striking a ball, or by a horse's hoof.
- n. Scots A thin square of turf or sod used for roofing.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A piece of turf; a square sod, of a kind used to cover roofs, build outhouses, etc.
- n. In golf, a piece of turf cut out with a club in playing a stroke.
- n. A torn up piece of turf (e.g. by a golf club in making a stroke or by a horse's hoof).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Scot. A thin, oblong turf used for covering cottages, and also for fuel.
- n. (Golf) a small piece of turf gouged out of the ground by the head of a golf club when making a stroke.
- n. (golf) the cavity left when a piece of turf is cut from the ground by the club head in making a stroke
- n. a piece of turf dug out of a lawn or fairway (by an animals hooves or a golf club)
- Scots, a turf. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The ball-mark repair tool (often incorrectly called a divot-repair tool), has been around for decades and is iconic for many golfers.”
“Gulley said there was a bleeding "divot" in his head likely caused by fallen ceiling matter.”
“Everyone replaces his divot after a perfect approach shot.”
“About 2 hours ago: "I think he wore an earring at some point, you could see the little divot in his earlobe — how long ago and why?”
“That didn't apply in this case because the ball was clearly coming down the steep slope toward his divot.”
“The second time, Villegas walked over and casually swatted away some loose pieces of grass in front of the divot as the ball was still moving down the slope.”
“Granderson then stood up, replaced the divot he tore out of the Fenway outfield and trotted back to the dugout as Burnett applauded gratefully.”
“My thoughts have scattered and are hiding in the divot just behind my left ear while my nerves are so tense they're humming Puccini.”
“But as McDonagh followed through on his shot, the toe of his left skate lodged in a divot, and he crumpled to the ice with what seemed a serious leg injury.”
“He placed the first trap in the divot, sprinkling enough snow over top that the Indian would not be able to see it if he was moving with any speed.”
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