divot

A divot is a little chunk of grass or turf that gets dug out of the ground. Playing golf creates many divots.

Have you ever seen a lawn that is perfectly maintained and smooth? That's a piece of ground without any divots. A divot is a little piece of the earth that flies up when something sharp hits it, like an animal's sharp hooves. The chunk of earth is a divot, and the cavity left behind is also called a divot. The cleats of football players and the powerful swings of golf players both result in divots.

Definitions of divot
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n a piece of turf dug out of a lawn or fairway (by an animals hooves or a golf club)

Type of:
greensward, sod, sward, turf
surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots

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
Type of:
cavity, pit
a sizable hole (usually in the ground)

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