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div·ot

 (dĭv′ət)
n.
1. A piece of turf torn up by a golf club in striking a ball, or by a horse's hoof.
2. Scots A thin square of turf or sod used for roofing.

[Scots, a turf.]
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divot

(ˈdɪvət)
n
a piece of turf dug out of a grass surface, esp by a golf club or by horses' hooves
[C16: from Scottish, of obscure origin]
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div•ot

(ˈdɪv ət)

n.
1. a piece of turf gouged out with a golf club in making a stroke.
2. Scot. a piece of turf.
[1530–40; orig. Scots]
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divot

Piece of turf dug out by a properly played iron shot; it should be replaced.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.divot - (golf) the cavity left when a piece of turf is cut from the ground by the club head in making a strokedivot - (golf) the cavity left when a piece of turf is cut from the ground by the club head in making a stroke; "it was a good drive but the ball ended up in a divot"
golf, golf game - a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
cavity, pit - a sizeable hole (usually in the ground); "they dug a pit to bury the body"
2.divot - a piece of turf dug out of a lawn or fairway (by an animals hooves or a golf club)
golf, golf game - a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
greensward, sward, turf - surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots
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Translations
divot

divot

[ˈdɪvɪt] N (= piece of turf) (gen) → terrón m (Golf) → chuleta f
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divot

[ˈdɪvət] n (GOLF)motte f de gazon
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

divot

[ˈdɪvɪt] n (Golf) → zolla di terra (sollevata accidentalmente)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
Course manager Craig Parry, from Stafford, said: "The previous night it had happened on a smaller scale and we had around three divots in the ground.
Caddies were penalized for missing a day of work, whether with or without having filed for a leave of absence, with a week of fixing divots on the golf course.
There were visible divots across the surface, with players finding it difficult to maintain their footing.
The boxes hold materials for repairing divots golfers create in the grass with their swing.
"The track is full of divots and, although the penetrometer reading is 3.0 [good] you have the feeling you're riding on 6.0 [very heavy].
Turf love Repair divots and mounds in the lawn by carefully removing the turf with a spade.
Parts of them always shook the fillings in my teeth, however much I tried to avoid the divots and holes.
Don't forget, you will make more friends if you repair your own divots!
Admittedly, soft patches, bare patches and repaired divots are not always conducive to a fluent, passing game.
Tesco has allowed the event's organisers, Ingleby Barwick Community Partnership, free use of their field, and Scott Brothers have agreed to send an industrial roller along on the Monday to level the field out and then also to deliver some topsoil to fill in any divots.
"There's a lot of repeat business as divot repair is often last on the list of priorities for busy green keepers, who therefore find it difficult to keep up with the increasing number of divots and the demand for ever improving playing conditions.
But you don't get divots and this is an often overlooked area - and one which tells you a lot about the following three components of your swing.