• WordNet 3.6
    • n divot a piece of turf dug out of a lawn or fairway (by an animals hooves or a golf club)
    • n divot (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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Divot (Golf) a small piece of turf gouged out of the ground by the head of a golf club when making a stroke; as, all divots should be replaced.
    • Divot A thin, oblong turf used for covering cottages, and also for fuel.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n divot A piece of turf; a square sod, of a kind used to cover roofs, build outhouses, etc.
    • n divot In golf, a piece of turf cut out with a club in playing a stroke.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Divot div′ot (Scot.) a piece of turf
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Origin unknown.


In literature:

I said I'd give you a stroke a hole, not a divot a stroke.
"The Brother of Daphne" by Dornford Yates
From what I could gather he was going over the course behind Doctor Z to replace the divots.
""Speaking of Operations--"" by Irvin S. Cobb
DIVOT, thin turf used for thatching cottages.
"Red Gauntlet" by Sir Walter Scott
FEAL AND DIVOT, turf and thatch.
"Waverley, Or 'Tis Sixty Years Hence, Complete" by Sir Walter Scott
As it was it entered the ground two feet behind the ball and emerged, with a superb divot, just in front.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Dec. 12, 1917" by Various
I have sometimes found ladies most culpably careless in the matter of divots.
"The Empire Annual for Girls, 1911" by Various
Even a bit of moist earth where the fellow took a divot.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
Hunger's gude kitchen to a cauld potato, but a wet divot to the lowe o' love.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Make a point of seeing that your caddie always replaces your divots, or replace them yourself if you have no caddie.
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon

In news:

Divots created by golf strokes are a common occurrence, and can be a costly problem for golf course maintenance operations.
Women Should " Divot A Try".
Where most urban streets in Germany, Scandinavia and France are baby-bottom smooth , ours are typically a dangerous collection of holes, divots, creases and bumps.
It left a small divot in the grass.
During ESPN's Monday Night Football broadcast this week, it was impossible to ignore the massive divots pocketing FedEx Field's grass surface.
Monday (Night) Niblicks: Seve's impact & lack of a smoking divot.
In the process, it has tracked up the sandy, dusty terrain, leaving tire marks, scoop divots, Morse code and one tiny piece of itself behind.
We have lived amicably with a nearby family of skunks for many years, with only a few notable incidents — other than the many divots dug from our lawn.
800 E Divot Dr, Tempe, AZ, 85283, United States.