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sweet spot

Sports. the spot on a club, racket, bat, etc., where a ball is most effectively hit.
Origin of sweet spot
First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Even in early childhood, I had selected a sweet spot, of shade and glimmering sunshine, for my grave.

    Other Tales and Sketches Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • It is certainly a soft spot to fall on and a sweet spot to look at.

    The Wisdom of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton
  • sweet spot for the heart to unfold itself, to tell its hidden tale in the ear of Infinite love, tenderness, and compassion!

  • The birds hopped fearlessly from bough to bough, as if this sweet spot were all their own.

    Helen Maria Edgeworth
  • Near to a little island's point they grew; Whence Calidore might have the goodliest view Of this sweet spot of earth.

    Poems 1817 John Keats
British Dictionary definitions for sweet spot

sweet spot

(sport) the centre area of a racquet, golf club, etc, from which the cleanest shots are made
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for sweet spot

sweet spot

noun phrase

The best area on a tennis racket, hockey stick, golf club, or baseball bat for contact with the ball or puck: they will find the sweet spot with greater frequency with the Slotz (1974+)

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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