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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
divot
noun
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ His divot travelled half way to the green and had landed before Andy lifted his head.
▪ I actually found it hard to make myself make a divot at first - it just seemed wrong.
▪ I replaced the divot and went chasing after him.
▪ Right Inset: The divots of St Andrews are filled by a team of old age pensioners.
▪ Taking too much of a divot is called hitting a fat shot and results in a loss of distance.
▪ With a long broom handle, a kitchen fork fixed on its end, they spike away the loose, dry divots.
▪ You have the divot in your left hand and the putter in your right.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Divot

Divot \Div"ot\, n.

  1. A thin, oblong turf used for covering cottages, and also for fuel. [Scot.]
    --Simmonds.

  2. (Golf) a small piece of turf gouged out of the ground by the head of a golf club when making a stroke; as, all divots should be replaced.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
divot

1530s, from Scottish, literally "piece of turf or sod" used for roofing material, etc., of unknown origin. The golfing sense is from 1886.

Wiktionary
divot

n. 1 A torn up piece of turf (e.g. by a golf club in making a stroke or by a horse's hoof). 2 A disruption in an otherwise smooth contour.

WordNet
divot
  1. n. (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"

  2. a piece of turf dug out of a lawn or fairway (by an animals hooves or a golf club)

Usage examples of "divot".

His bolt blasted a fist-sized divot of steel from the heavy door, making the gunhouse ring but doing no harm whatever to the Feds within.

Taking an example at random, the pretty divots of her armpits, so aromatic and erogenous, so often praised and slobbered over, clearly such excellent value these might have to go.

At the last possible instant he shifted back up, tramped on the accelerator pedal, and let his body sway freely as the Camaro's left rear end slammed into the snowbanks digging a coffin-sized divot and then bouncing off.

She stomped the ax handle, freeing the point by popping up a divot of the stickie's skull.

The bullet chipped a divot out of the pole of a bunk bed, showing the raw pinewood within.

So while the passengers marched single file along the keel catwalk, gaping at the vast hydrogen cells within the giant duraluminum rings, Franc and Lea paused now and then to stick adhesive divots, each no larger than the rivets they resembled, to girders and conduits.

Silver's rear hooves kicked divots of turf back into the fire ditch, but Jerk's gliding ears carried him comfortably yards beyond danger.

The sockets of his eyes were deep divots, as if behind the thin veils of his closed lids the eyeballs had fallen into what was now a hollow bucket.

I move all the furniture a little and put ice in the little divots left in the carpet.

The dragon tore great divots as it hit the ground and twisted with the supple grace of a strangler's noose.

All twelve High Drive motors had devoured themselves, taking with them divots from the vessel's belly plates.

The limousine's metal tires sang, chewing divots from the rubberized road material as they accelerated the heavy vehicle.

Ned and Yazov planted five bolts each along the swelling curve, blowing divots of white blazing steel and leaving holes you could stick your fist through.

In this case, however, what had gotten through had obviously been an energy weapon of some sort - probably a laser - rather than a warhead, and the hit had been a grazing one, which had somehow managed to shatter a divot out of the fighters fuselage without taking anything vital with it.

In this case, however, what had gotten through had obviously been an energy weapon of some sort -- probably a laser -- rather than a warhead, and the hit had been a grazing one, which had somehow managed to shatter a divot out of the fighter's fuselage without taking anything vital with it.