from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The place on a bat, club, racket, or paddle, where it is most effective to hit a ball.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The optimal place on the bat, racquet, etc with which to hit.
  • n. Any place which is optimum for a certain action to take place.
  • n. : The center of percussion.
  • n. The clitoris, prostate gland or other center of sexual pleasure


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  • After all, the clitoris is the sweet spot of the entire female apparatus.

    Roseanne Archy

  • "The current environment of softer U.S. data could actually create a sweet spot for financial markets, as we believe that the slowdown in U.S. data is moderate and will not turn into double-dip fears," said Alessio de Longis , portfolio manager of the Oppenheimer Currency Opportunities Fund.

    Dollar Likely to Weaken Further


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  • "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." --Merriam-Webster Unabridged

    "A place, often numerical as opposed to physical, where a combination of factors suggest a particularly suitable solution." --Wikipedia

    October 20, 2009