- 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 loftloft·less, adjectiveun·der·loft, nounwell-loft·ed, adjective
Words nearby loft
Example sentences from the Web for lofted
The strength of long putts can generally be more accurately regulated with a lofted putter than with a straight-faced one.The Soul of Golf|Percy Adolphus Vaile
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
He lofted to the ground with one quick heave, steadied on his swaying feet as the automatic flashed into his hand.Slaves of Mercury|Nat Schachner
British Dictionary definitions for lofted
- (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