divot

divot

[div-uht]
noun
1.
Golf. a piece of turf gouged out with a club in making a stroke.
2.
Scot. a piece of turf.

Origin:
1530–40; orig. Scots, earlier deva(i)t, diffat, duvat, of obscure origin

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divot (ˈdɪvət)
 
n
a piece of turf dug out of a grass surface, esp by a golf club or by horses' hooves
 
[C16: from Scottish, of obscure origin]

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divot
1530s, from Scot., lit. "piece of turf or sod" used for roofing material, etc., of unknown origin. The golfing sense is from 1886.
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divot definition

[ˈdɪvət]
  1. n.
    a toupee; a partial toupee. (See also rug.) : His divot slipped, but no one laughed.
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