Definition of Chip shot

1. Noun. (golf) a low running approach shot.

Exact synonyms: Chip
Category relationships: Golf, Golf Game
Generic synonyms: Approach, Approach Shot
Derivative terms: Chip

Definition of Chip shot

1. Noun. (golf) An approach shot made from a location a short distance from the golf green in which the ball is launched into the air with only low or moderate force, so that it will land on the green and roll toward the hole. ¹

2. Noun. (American football) A relatively easy field goal, made from a short distance. ¹

3. Noun. (soccer) A shot in which the ball is kicked from underneath with accuracy but with less than maximum force, to launch it high into the air in order either to pass it over the heads of opponents or to score a goal. ¹

4. Noun. (curling) A takeout shot aimed at hitting a rock at an angle. ¹

5. Noun. (context: some other sports) The achievement of a goal or the striking of a target with a ball or other projectile in relatively nonchallenging or routine circumstances, by throwing (as in basketball) or by discharging a firearm (as in hunting). ¹

6. Noun. (idiomatic by extension) Something that is easy to do or to achieve. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chip Shot

chip and PIN
chip at
chip away
chip away at
chip graft
chip in
chip leader
chip leaders
chip log
chip off
chip off the old block
chip on one's shoulder
chip shop
chip shot (current term)
chip syringe
chip up

Literary usage of Chip shot

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Golf from Two Sides by Roger Henry Wethered, Joyce Wethered (1922)
"It would be, in fact, a chip shot played in the manner of a minute run-up shot, ... In much the same category as the chip shot are included the small mashie ..."

2. Golf for Women by Mabel S. Hoskins (1916)
"... which should be used for every shot with an iron club from the three-quarter shot with the cleek down to a chip shot with the mashie. ..."

3. News Writing, the Gathering, Handling and Writing of News Stories by Matthew Lyle Spencer (1917)
"His chip shot hit the bank and he was just on the green in 4. Evans was 60 feet from the pin on his second, but his weak approach putt gave him ..."

4. Golf Facts for Young People by Francis Ouimet (1921)
"It seemed like a sure five for both, which was all that Lewis needed to win. Lewis took his time playing his third, a chip- shot that ran up nicely to ..."

5. Chick Evans' Golf Book by Charles Evans (1921)
"... the mashie and chip shot. I consider it the same stance accommodated to my comfort. I lay great stress upon comfort, and I advise the beginner always to ..."

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