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