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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.]

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]

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]

divot

Piece of turf dug out by a properly played iron shot; it should be replaced.
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, sod, sward, turf - surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots
Translations
divot

divot

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

divot

[ˈdɪvət] n (GOLF)motte f de gazon

divot

[ˈdɪvɪt] n (Golf) → zolla di terra (sollevata accidentalmente)
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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.
Surely this medieval road with its six inch divots from the cart wheels that are such a danger to two wheeled users as to make my cycle machine flay uncontrollably whilst changing carriageways whilst journeying towards the Greenhead Road junction of the road to Wakefield.
Common golf etiquette shown on a golf course would be actions such as raking bunkers, repairing pitch marks, adhering to the pace of play and filling in divots.
The divots also provide shelter and safety for the chicks, especially when birds of prey are hovering above.
30am and put in an eight-hour shift repairing divots.
The divots from the last meeting are rock solid and the forecast tonight is much the same, so we had no chance.
The referee on Saturday thought the pitch had too many holes and divots, which had been caused by the pitch drying out quickly.
At some time between 5pm on Tuesday night and 7amonWednesdaymorning, vandals trespassed on to the course at St Andrews Major Golf Club in Barry andmade a number of divots on one of the greens.
The vandals appear to have used golf clubs to gouge out large divots on greens at the courses.