[ verb mis-hit; noun, adjective, mis-hit ]
/ verb mɪsˈhɪt; noun, adjective, ˈmɪsˌhɪt /
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verb (used with object), mis·hit, mis·hit·ting.
to hit (a ball) badly or incorrectly, as in tennis or cricket.
a bad or faulty hit, as in tennis or cricket.
(of a ball) hit badly.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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It effectively creates a tilt that corrects the angle of attack during a slight mishit.Cobra 3D-printed its limited-edition putter with stainless steel|Stan Horaczek|December 1, 2020|Popular Science
British Dictionary definitions for mishit
/ sport /
a faulty shot or stroke
verb (ˌmɪsˈhɪt) -hits, -hitting or -hit
to hit (a ball) with a faulty stroke
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