Definition of divot in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdɪvət/


1A piece of turf cut out of the ground by a golf club in making a stroke or by a sports player’s boot: he hit a wedge shot and carved a hefty divot out of the fairway
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  • 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.
1.1A small hole made by the removal of a divot: if your ball finds a divot to rest in
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  • Bedi spun it like a top, the ball occasionally taking a divot out of the wet mud that passed for a wicket.
  • He was allowed, after 28 minutes, to dribble from midfield to the edge of the box, before the ball bobbled on one of the many divots.
  • It was impossible to dribble the ball for more than five yards before it hopped on a divot or dropped in a crumbly hole.
2chiefly Scottish A piece of turf, as formerly used for roofing cottages.


Early 16th century: of unknown origin.

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