- 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.
verb (used with object)
- 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.
verb (used without object)
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Origin of loft
OTHER WORDS FROM loftloftless, adjectiveun·der·loft, nounwell-lofted, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for loft
The bedroom is separated from the main living area by, fittingly, sliding barn doors, and the loft comes stocked with Grand Canyon guidebooks to help steer you toward the right hike.
The tiny, 400-square-foot wood-paneled accommodations have a queen bed, plus a sleeping loft.
You’ll have your own garden entrance, a queen bed, and a loft that sleeps up to three comfortably.
Side sleepers should look for a tall pillow with a high loft and firm support.
He lofted the head in his left hand, looking up at the still-open dead eyes.Shaman|Robert Shea
As a matter of fact it had been lofted high into the air and both I and the caddie had seen it with the most perfect distinctness.Fifty Years of Golf|Horace G. Hutchinson
This is particularly the case with high lofted approach shots.
The strength of long putts can generally be more accurately regulated with a lofted putter than with a straight-faced one.
Of the niblick it need only be said that it must be strong, heavy, and well lofted.The Complete Golfer |Harry Vardon
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