Definition of divot in English:

divot

Syllabification: div·ot
Pronunciation: /ˈdivət
 
/

noun

1A piece of turf cut out of the ground by a golf club in making a stroke.
More example sentences
  • Excluding the cost of fairway seeding, a typical program with bentgrass for greens, and divots on tees and fairways is about $2,500.
  • If you are creating giant-size, King Kong divots, you're digging too deeply into the ground.
  • Jack Nicklaus, one of the game's best long-iron players, never seemed to take a divot.
1.1chiefly Scottish A piece of turf, as formerly used for roofing cottages.

Origin

early 16th century: of unknown origin.

More definitions of divot

Definition of divot in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day grammarian
Pronunciation: grəˈmɛːrɪən
noun
a person who studies and writes about grammar