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chip shot

noun, Golf.
a shot that is purposely hit fairly high into the air and is meant to roll upon landing, used in approaching the green.
Also called pitch-and-run shot, pitch-and-run.
Compare pitch shot.
Origin of chip shot
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • His chip shot hit the bank and he was just on the green in 4.

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British Dictionary definitions for chip shot

chip shot

(golf) a short approach shot to the green, esp one that is lofted
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chip shot


: I liked my chances of kicking a chip-shot field goal

noun phrase

  1. A shot, usually a high shot made onto the green (1909+ Golf)
  2. An easy field goal or field-goal opportunity (1970s+ Football)

[perhaps fr hitting under the ball as if to chop a chip from it]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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