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drop shot

noun
1.
(in tennis, badminton, etc.) a ball or shuttlecock so softly hit that it falls to the playing surface just after clearing the net.
2.
(in squash, handball, etc.) a ball so softly hit that it falls suddenly to the ground just after striking the front wall.
3.
shot made in a shot tower.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40
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British Dictionary definitions for drop-shot

drop shot

noun
1.
  1. (tennis) a softly-played return that drops abruptly after clearing the net, intended to give an opponent no chance of reaching the ball and usually achieved by imparting backspin
  2. (squash) a similar shot that stops abruptly after hitting the front wall of the court
2.
a type of shot made by permitting molten metal to percolate through a sieve and then dropping it into a tank of water
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