- the slope of the face of the head of a club backward from the vertical, tending to drive the ball upward.
- the act of lofting.
- a lofting stroke.
- to slant the face of (a club).
- to hit (a golf ball) into the air or over an obstacle.
- to clear (an obstacle) in this manner.
Origin of loft
OTHER WORDS FROM loftloftless, adjectiveun·der·loft, nounwell-lofted, adjective
Words nearby loft
How to use loft in a sentence
Look for a pillow with a low loft, which puts the top closer to the mattress, and is filled with soft support from down or feathers.
If you’re one of the lucky few who naturally sleep this way, look for a pillow with medium firmness and loft to elevate the neck slightly.
The actual loft of the face changes as you go from the top to the bottom of the club, which helps negate the ill-effects of hitting the ball too early or late in your stroke.Cobra 3D-printed its limited-edition putter with stainless steel|Stan Horaczek|December 1, 2020|Popular-Science
The neighborhood boasts plenty of lofts, cafes, and trendy shops and restaurants.Des Moines : Come and See All that The Capital City has to Offer!|LGBTQ-Editor|November 22, 2020|No Straight News
Electric forces also loft dust into Earth’s atmosphere, Grossman notes.Readers ask about Mars dust storms, Fermi bubbles and more|Science News Staff|August 23, 2020|Science News
South Korean activists are already planning to loft them over the Demilitarized Zone in balloons.
In testimony, witnesses described a lifestyle that included “a downtown loft and several luxury cars.”
We kept going up until we found ourselves in a vast Sharkarama, a huge loft with fake sharks hung from hooks everywhere.My Time on the Set of 'Jaws,' or How to Get a Photo of a Frickin' Mechanical Shark|Tom Shales|August 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A few weeks ago I was invited to a Soho loft for a board game day.
The Arsenal has been converted to “Manhattan style, loft apartments,” the vast majority still unsold.Welcome to Woolwich, Where English Terrorists Say Sorry While They Murder|Peter Pomerantsev|May 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She should not show panic because of the mysterious noise in the loft of the abandoned Carter house.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn|Margaret Penrose
Frank climbs up the tall ladder to the loft, which is the second story of the barn, and throws down the hay.Seven O'Clock Stories|Robert Gordon Anderson
I sawed off the upper four feet carefully, and stowed the remainder back in the loft.The Idyl of Twin Fires|Walter Prichard Eaton
I had rather sleep upon a pallet in a loft, by myself, than in the handsomest room in the house, with her for a room-mate.Alone|Marion Harland
So alarmed were we for our safety that we crossed that night into a third valley and slept in the loft of a horse-barn.
British Dictionary definitions for loft
- (in golf) the angle from the vertical made by the club face to give elevation to a ball
- elevation imparted to a ball
- a lofting stroke or shot