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daisy-cutter

[dey-zee-kuht-er] /ˈdeɪ ziˌkʌt ər/
noun
1.
Sports Slang. a batted or served ball that skims along near the ground.
2.
Military Slang. an antipersonnel fragmentation bomb.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95
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Contemporary definitions for daisy-cutter
noun

a powerful antipersonnel fragmentation bomb that is detonated just above ground level

Word Origin

from its destruction of things on the ground

Usage Note

slang

noun

in sports, a ball that skims the ground upon being hit, kicked, or thrown

Word Origin

from its path along the ground

Usage Note

slang

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Slang definitions & phrases for daisy-cutter

daisy-cutter

noun
  1. (also daisy-clipper) A grounder or very low line drive (1866+ Baseball)
  2. A very low tennis shot (1897+ Tennis)
  3. A horse that trots with its hooves near the ground (1791+)
  4. An antipersonnel bomb or mine that ejects shrapnel close to the ground (WWII Army)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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