from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A short lofted golf stroke, used in approaching the green.

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  • noun 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.
  • noun American football A relatively easy field goal, made from a short distance.
  • noun 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.
  • noun curling A takeout shot aimed at hitting a rock at an angle.
  • noun The achievement of a goal or the striking of a target with a ball or other projectile in relatively nonchallenging or routine circumstances, by throwing (as in basketball) or by discharging a firearm (as in hunting).
  • noun idiomatic, by extension Something that is easy to do or to achieve.

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  • noun (golf) a low running approach shot


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