drop shot

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drop shot

n.
A shot, as in squash or badminton, in which the ball or shuttlecock drops quickly after crossing the net or hitting the wall.

drop shot

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dropshot

n
1. (Tennis)
a. tennis a softly-played return that drops abruptly after clearing the net, intended to give an opponent no chance of reaching the ball and usually achieved by imparting backspin
b. squash a similar shot that stops abruptly after hitting the front wall of the court
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a type of shot made by permitting molten metal to percolate through a sieve and then dropping it into a tank of water

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n.
1. a ball or shuttlecock so softly hit that it falls to the playing surface just after clearing the net, as in tennis or badminton.
2. a ball so softly hit that it falls suddenly to the ground just after striking the front wall, as in squash or handball.
[1630–40]

drop shot

- In tennis, it is so called because after it is hit, it drops abruptly to the ground.
See also related terms for tennis.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drop shot - a soft return so that the tennis ball drops abruptly after crossing the net
return - a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player; "he won the point on a cross-court return"
Translations

drop shot

n (Tennis) → smorzata
drop volley → volée f inv smorzata
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