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Definition of "divot" [div•ot]

  • A piece of turf torn up by a golf club in striking a ball, or by a horse's hoof. (noun)
  • Scots A thin square of turf or sod used for roofing. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "divot" in a sentence
  • "The ball-mark repair tool (often incorrectly called a divot-repair tool), has been around for decades and is iconic for many golfers."
  • "Gulley said there was a bleeding "divot" in his head likely caused by fallen ceiling matter."
  • "Everyone replaces his divot after a perfect approach shot."