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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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